Hispasat 30W-6


Hispasat 30W-6 (formerly Hispasat 1F) is a Spanish communications satellite by Hispasat that launched on a Falcon 9 on March 6, 2018.[3] It is replacing Hispasat 1D at 30° West longitude and will provide service for television, broadband, corporate networks and other telecommunications applications.[2] The satellite features 4 × SPT-100 plasma propulsion engines.[2]

Hispasat 30W-6
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Launch of Hispasat 30W-6 aboard Falcon 9
NamesHispasat 1F[1]
Mission typeCommunications satellite
COSPAR ID2018-023A
SATCAT no.43228Edit this on Wikidata
Mission duration≈15 years (planned) [1]
Spacecraft properties
BusSSL 1300
Launch mass6,092 kg [2]
Power11.5 kW
Start of mission
Launch date05:33, March 6, 2018 (UTC) (2018-03-06T05:33Z) UTC[3]
RocketFalcon 9 FT
Launch siteCape Canaveral Air Force Station
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
Inclination30° W
BandKu band
C band
Ka band

This mission also carried a small (90 kg) technology demonstration satellite called Payload Orbital Delivery System Satellite (PODSat), which was deployed from its mothership when still in a sub-geostationary transfer orbit.[4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b SpaceX postpones Falcon 9 launch over payload fairing concerns. Stephen Clark, Spaceflight Now. 24 February 2018.
  2. ^ a b c Hispasat 30W-6 (Hispasat 1F). Gunter Krebs. Gunter's Space Page. Accessed 24 February 2018.
  3. ^ a b SpaceX conducts 50th Falcon 9 launch with heavy Hispasat deployment. William Graham, Nasa Spaceflight. March 5, 2018.
  4. ^ Krebs, Gunter. "PODSAT 1". space.skyrocket.de. Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 9 March 2018.

External linksEdit

  • Official Hispasat 30W-6 website