Intelsat 45 is a small geostationary communications satellite that will provide Ku-band fixed-satellite services enabling Intelsat to provide specialized and efficient service to Media and Network customers. IS-45 weighs about 1 metric ton at launch and is designed and built by SWISSto12, based on the company‚Äôs innovative HummingSat platform.
HummingSats are just over one cubic meter in volume, one-tenth the size of conventional satellites placed in geostationary orbit. SWISSto12 is developing the satellites in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA) through its public-private-partnership program, benefiting from unique and patented 3D printing technologies.
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Low Earth Orbit Capacity
The Ariane 6 family is currently under development by the European Space Agency, with two variations including the Ariane 64 with four solid boosters intended for government and scientific missions.
Arianespace | FRA
Ariane | Vega
Arianespace SA is a multinational company founded in 1980 as the world's first commercial launch service provider. It undertakes the production, operation, and marketing of the Ariane programme. Their vehicles launch exclusively from French Guiana in South America.
Ariane Launch Area 4
Kourou, French Guiana
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