The Amazonas 4 satellite has completed its transfer from its original position at 61 West to its new orbital position at 74 West.
According to Hispasat, the Amazonas 4 will be the first in the fleet to provide commercial telecommunication services from this position, following the Ku-band exploitation rights obtained by the operator’s Brazilian subsidiary, Hispamar, in 2015.
From the 74 West position, the satellite will broaden the flexibility of Hispasat’s offering for Latin America’s audiovisual market, also increasing the range of available services, the company has claimed.
The transfer process between orbital positions started on 29 November and has now concluded, and the satellite has been renamed as Hispasat 74W-1.
Once the relevant controls have been carried out to verify the correct operation of the satellite, it will start its commercial operations.