Next Generation Satellites
In May, 2019, Hisdesat announced that it will construct two additional satellites through which XTAR will provide service in the X, Mil-Ka and UHF frequency bands. This move ensures continuous and reliable operations on the XTAR fleet for decades to come.
The new satellites, SPAINSAT NG 1 and 2, will include state-of-the-art features such as:
- Launch 2023/24
- Direct replacements for current assets at 29°E and 30°W
- X-band and Mil-Ka-band with cross-strapping capabilities
- UHF capacity: 9 x 25 kHz channels/satellite