Launched in August 2004, Amazonas-1 provides a full range of telecommunications services to Brazil, North and South America, and a transatlantic link for Europe.
The first Amazonas Latin American satellite is the fifth satellite launched by Hispasat and the third Eurostar E3000 satellite from Airbus Defence and Space. It operates from geostationary orbit, at the 61° W orbital position over the Amazon basin, and provides both fixed and broadcast communications services through 32 transponders in Ku-band and 19 transponders in C-band. The services offered include TV and radio broadcasting and distribution, voice and data corporate networks, telephony, broadband services and Internet access.
The spacecraft’s launch mass was 4,500kg, its solar array span is 35 metres and the spacecraft power at end of life 9.5kW.