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HYLAS 3 Launches into Orbit

Launched on 6th August 2019, HYLAS 3 is Avanti’s latest High Throughput Satellite that will provide flexible and quick-to-deploy Ka-band communications across EMEA.

HYLAS 3 has been built in partnership with the European Space Agency (ESA), MDA, Airbus, and OHB. It shares a platform with EDRS-C, a data relay mission for low earth orbiting satellites.

With over 4GHz capacity, HYLAS 3 is a unique cluster of 8 steerable beams that can be quickly moved wherever needed across the region. For example, on Avanti’s HYLAS 4, one of the steerable beams was deployed in less than 24 hours to assist humanitarian aid relief in Mozambique following Cyclone IDAI in April 2019.

HYLAS 3 includes an independently steerable Gateway beam offering opportunities to have various gateway locations to allow flexible traffic landing within the satellite footprint.

HYLAS 3 Ka-band steerable guarantee high-capacity anywhere within the visible earth disk. The high-strength and high-efficiency Ka-band beams allow to generate the greatest capacity using the smallest terminals.

HYLAS 3 is also hub-agnostic, with the widest range of terminals accredited for use on Avanti network.

HYLAS 3 Coverage – Orbital Location: 31° E

HYLAS 3 Technical facts

Forward Civilian 27.5 – 29.5 GHz
Return Civilian 29.5 – 30.0 GHz
Forward Non-civilian 27.5 – 29.5 GHz
Return Non-civilian 30.0 – 31.0 GHz
Active Forward Transponders (Tx) 8
Forward Channel Bandwidth 230 MHz per beam
Forward Civilian 19.7 – 20.2 GHz
Return Civilian 17.7 – 19.7 GHz
Forward Non-civilian 20.2 – 21.2 GHz
Return Non-civilian 17.7 – 19.7 GHz
Active Forward Transponders (Tx) 2
Forward Channel Bandwidth 112.5 MHz per beam



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