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Amazonas is a Spanish geostationary communications satellite that was launched by a Proton-M rocket from Baikonur at 22:32 UT. on 4 August 2004. The 4.5 tonne satellite carries 36 Ku-band, and 27 C-band transponders to provide broad band video and internet services to the North and South American continents and western Europe after parking over 61 deg-W longitude.

Alternate Names

  • 28393

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2004-08-04
Launch Vehicle: Proton-M
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Spain)


  • Communications

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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