06 Oct Support of International Launches
SANSA provided launch support to INTELSAT 20 satellite, weighing 6094 kg and built by SPACE SYSTEMS LORAL in Palo Alto (California) for INTELSAT SATELLITE LLC in Luxembourg. INTELSAT 20 will deliver high-power distribution of video, voice and data network services over Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Russia and Asia. It will replace the INTELSAT 7 and INTELSAT 10 satellites who is currently the main satellite supporting the South African DSTV
Another support service was rendered to HYLAS 2 satellite, weighing 3311 kg and, manufactured by ORBITAL in Dulles (USA – Virginia) for AVANTI Communications, listed on the London Stock Exchange. HYLAS 2 will provide Ka- Band coverage of Northern and Southern Africa, Eastern Europe and the Middle East for data transmissions services. SANSA SO also supported the IOT campaign of both these satellites.
SANSA also supported the TOSS mission for SES 5 for Intelsat, also called Sirius 5. This is a commercial communications Satellite that was built by Space Systems/Loral and is operated by SES World Skies. It will become part of the SES Fleet of Satellites.