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February 2nd, 2016

Hispasat Ground Segment Gain For Indra

[Satnews] Indra has been awarded the contract to expand the Hispasat ground segment for an amount of more than 5 million euros and an execution period extending until January 2017.

The company will prepare the ground segment so that it can carry out the monitoring and control of the new Hispasat 1F and Amazonas 5 satellites. Among other tasks, the company will supply four ground stations. Two of them will be installed in the Hispasat control center in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) while another will be put into operation in the center in Maspalomas (Canary Islands) and the fourth in Arganda del Rey (Madrid). Several existing stations, which were supplied in previous contracts, will also be updated.
With Amazonas 5, Hispasat will respond to the growing demand for satellite capacity, mainly for satellite television platforms, presented in Latin America and Brazil. It also has Ka-band capacity to meet the new Internet connectivity services.
Hispasat 1F will serve as a replacement to Hispasat 1D and will provide additional Ku-band capacity to the Andean and Brazilian regions. Furthermore, with Hispasat 1F the transatlantic capabilities of Hispasat will be expanded in its Europe-the Americas and the Americas-Europe connectivities and Ka-band capacity will be added with European coverage to continue increasing its broadband services in the region.
With this new contract, Indra reinforces its close working relationship, of over 20 years, with Hispasat. At this time, the multinational has implemented the system that controls the Amazonas 1, 2, 3 and 4 satellites and the Hispasat 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D and 1E satellites. Indra competes in the space sector in the areas of satellite communications, space surveillance systems and radars, control centers, Earth Observation and GNSS navigation in over 20 countries.