Hispasat 36W-1 with SmallGEO platform


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ESA / Applications / Telecommunications & Integrated Applications / SmallGEO

SmallGEO is a multipurpose satellite platform capable of accommodating a wide range of commercial telecommunications payloads and missions, from TV broadcasting to multimedia applications, Internet access and mobile or fixed services in a wide range of frequency bands.

Its new, modular and flexible design boosts European industry’s ability to play a significant role in commercial satcoms by easing entry into the lower-mass telecom satellite market.

The platform was developed by OHB System (DE) under ESA’s Advanced Research in Telecommunication Systems (ARTES) programme. SmallGEO is the first ESA programme with OHB System AG as the industrial prime. Its first flight and in-orbit demonstration is with the Hispasat 36W-1 telecom satellite. Its second flight is with the European Data Relay System's second node, EDRS-C.

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First flight Hispasat 36W-1 (Hispasat)
Second flight EDRS-C (Airbus D&S/Avanti)
Orbital position            Geostationary orbit
Lifetime 15 years
Payload mass up to 300 kg
Payload power up to 3 kW




  • Transfer to GEO: chemical
  • Orbital stationkeeping: electric
Launcher compatibility Ariane 5, Proton, Falcon 9, Soyuz
Prime contractor OHB System AG (DE)

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