[Via Satellite 02-18-2015] OHB System has completed the integration of Hispasat’s upcoming satellite Hispasat Advanced Generation 1. The satellite is the first to be based on the small-GEO platform jointly developed by OHB and the European Space Agency (ESA).
For the next few weeks, Hispasat AG1 will go through environmental impact testing at the space center operated by IABG in Ottobrunn, Germany. The satellite will experience a simulation of the space environment in a thermal vacuum chamber, along with functional testing of mechanical and electro-magnetic strain.
Arianespace will conduct the launch of Hispasat AG1 later this year. The satellite will carry Ku- and Ka-band payloads, along with an active antenna sporting reconfigurable beams. Following its responsibilities with in-orbit testing and start-up, OHB will provide real-time support throughout the satellite’s expected 15-year lifespan.
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