AsiaSat 9 takes off

The AsiaSat 9 satellite has successfully been launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on board an ILS Proton launch vehicle. AsiaSat 9 is a replacement satellite for AsiaSat 4 at 122°E with multiple C, Ku and Ka-band payloads. The satellite carries the world’s first dedicated Ku-band Myanmar beam, new Ku-band beams for Indonesia and […]

Hispasat’s Amazonas 5 satellite successfully launched

Hispasat’s Amazonas 5 satellite has entered orbit after successfully launching on an International Launch Services (ILS) Proton rocket. The satellite was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, at 1.23am today local time, and separated into orbit roughly nine hours and 12 minutes after lift-off. Amazonas 5 will be located at 61° West and provide TV […]

Hispasat selects ILS and SpaceX for 2017 satellite launches

Spanish satellite operator Hispasat has signed deals with launch service providers ILS and SpaceX to put its Amazonas 5 and Hispasat 1F satellites into orbit. Both satellites will launch in 2017, with Hispasat claiming that they mark “an important step for Hispasat Group” in its strategy for growth and expansion – which started with the […]

Hispasat signs with ILS and SpaceX for launch services

Spanish satellite operator Hispasat has signed up with ILS and SpaceX to launch its forthcoming Amazonas 5 and Hispasat 1F satellites, which will go into orbit in 2017. The agreement marks the first time Hispasat will work with SpaceX and its Falcon 9 rocket. Hispasat 1F will be located at the 30 deg. West orbital […]