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SmallGEO/Hispasat 36W-1

European Space Agency,


The Hispasat 36W-1 satellite in Airbus Defence and Space’s Compact Antenna Test Range, Ottobrunn, Germany, on 1 September 2016. Hispasat 36W-1 is the first telecommunications satellite to use the SmallGEO platform. SmallGEO is a multipurpose geostationary satellite platform capable of accommodating a wide range of commercial telecommunication payloads and missions, from TV broadcasting to multimedia applications, Internet access, and mobile or fixed services in a wide range of frequency bands. Hispasat 36W-1 is joining the Hispasat fleet of geostationary telecom satellites to provide Europe, the Canary Islands and the Americas with faster multimedia service. OHB System is responsible for developing the platform, integrating the satellite, testing it on ground and taking the satellite through in orbit testing and early operations. The left antenna in this image has been retouched.