Satnews Daily
February 28th, 2013

TS2 Satellite Technologies... Afghan Expansion (SATCOM)

[SatNews] TS2 Satellite Technologies is among the first carriers to have access to...

...Avanti’s HYLAS 2, the most state-of-the-art satellite designed for broadband communications that is equipped with Ka- bandwidth transponders that enable bidirectional data transmission and additional services for corporations, individuals, and government agencies in rapidly growing international markets. TS2 launches the first commercial links in Afghanistan, where its strategic customers are located, but it will also in selected African and East European countries, and, of course, in Poland.

HYLAS 2 was placed on the orbit at 31 degrees East on August 2, 2012. It has 24 Ka-band transmitting and 6 receiving transponders. Its estimated life is more than 15 years (fuel stock for 16 years). The satellite was built by Orbital Sciences Corporation and it has a throughput nearly three times as high as that of HYLAS 1.