|Mission duration||15 years|
|Manufacturer||Orbital Sciences Corporation|
|Launch mass||3,325 kilograms (7,330 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||August 2, 2012|
|Launch site||Kourou ELA-3|
|Band||24 + 6 Ka band (NATO K band)|
HYLAS 2 is a geostationary High throughput satellite operated by Avanti Communications. HYLAS, an acronym for Highly Adaptable Satellite, was launched on an Ariane 5 from Guyana Space Centre at Kourou, French Guiana, on August 2, 2012.
HYLAS 2 features 4 active and 6 gateway Ka beams covering Northern and Southern Africa, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. HYLAS 2 is also equipped with steerable spot-beams to direct extra capacity in required areas when needed.