Avanti completes in orbit testing for HYLAS 2

Avanti completes HYLAS 2 in orbit testingThe HYLAS 2 launch took place on 2 August 2012. (Image source: Avanti Communications Group)Avanti Communications Group has announced the successful completion of in orbit testing for its HYLAS 2 satellite

Testing has confirmed that the satellite, which was launched on 2 August 2012, is performing as specified and has more lifetime than expected.

Avanti received the standard confirmation from the ITU Radiocommunication Bureau that its ITU filing for the use of spectrum by HYLAS 2 at the position of 31° East has been accepted and notified in accordance with ITU rules.

The commissioning of the IP infrastructure and customer equipment at the company’s three Gateway Earth Stations is now under way.

HYLAS 2 will provide high speed data capacity across southern and East Africa by utilising Ka-band technology. It will deploy 24 fixed beams and one steerable beam, offering customers flexibility, significantly increased speeds and data throughput at a much lower cost, Avanti claimed.

David Williams, chief executive of Avanti, said, “It’s a special moment when the spacecraft is declared healthy and operational, and this brings us close to the launch of commercial services in what is probably the most exciting region for satellite services in the world.” 



Avanti launches HYLAS 2 satellite

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