Latin America’s video satellite is the cornerstone of cable broadcasting for the region. Its high-powered Ku-band coverage makes it ideal for corporate network communications and other broadband services.


  • C-band
  • Ku-band

Key data

Orbital location 47.5°W
Coverage North America, Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe
Launch date 28 February 1998
Launch Vehicle Atlas -IIAS
Design Life 12 years
Satellite Manufacturer Lockheed Martin
Polarisation C-band: Circular
Ku-band: Linear
Total Transponders C-band: 36
(36 MHz equivalent)
Ku-band: 6
(36 MHz equivalent)


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