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Thales Alenia Space Supplies Multimedia Communication to Hispasat

September 24, 2009
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Hispasat’s Amazonas-2 telecommunication satellite will carry AmerHis-2, the advanced Multimedia Regenerative Communication system provided by Thales Alenia Space, which will extend the current Hispasat satellite communications capacity in North and South America. Thales Alenia Space - through its subsidiary Thales Alenia Space España – was in charge of the design, production, integration and final tests of the AmerHis-2’s advanced Multimedia Communication Repeater and for the supply of the Ku-band TTC communication, receivers and passive RF equipment.

Based on the previous experience gained in the design and development of the AmerHis-1, Hispasat and Thales Alenia Space incorporated additional improvements not only in the On-Board Processor but also in the associated ground segment, comprising the Network Control Centre. The system represents a highly novel but proven solution for meshed broadband communications via satellite, based on the DVB-S/DVB-RCS regenerative processor.

AmerHis-2 will provide a wide range of communications services enabling direct communication between users located at any geographical point within the satellite coverage areas.

Fernando Ortega, CTO of Thales Alenia Space España, declared, "We are proud of the progress attained and activities undertaken by both companies, which reflect the technological maturity achieved and the leadership in the regenerative broadband communication payloads."


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