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Orbital manufactured the HYLAS 2 GEO communications satellite for Avanti HLYAS 2 Cyprus Limited. HYLAS 2 carries 24 active Ka-band user beams and six gateway beams, and produces approximately 5.0 kilowatts of payload electrical power. The Ka-band spot beams provide two-way communications services to facilitate high-speed delivery of data to end-user applications such as corporate networking, broadband Internet access, business continuity services and video distribution. Using the HYLAS 2 spacecraft, Avanti provides its data and video services to Northern and Southern Africa, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. In addition, the spacecraft is equipped with a steerable spot beam, also operating at Ka-band, which can provide coverage anywhere on Earth that is visible to the satellite.

Alternate Names

  • HYLAS2

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2012-08-02
Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5 ECA
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana


  • Communications

Additional Information

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

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