Bulgariasat-1 construction order goes to Space Systems/Loral while SpaceX gets the launch

by | Sep 12, 2014 | commercial launch services, Satellites | 0 comments

In a project backed with US Export-Import bank finance, Space Systems/Loral was selected to construct a communications satellite for Bulgaria Sat, an affiliate of Bulsatcom, a leading telecommunications company and the largest provider of pay-TV services in Bulgaria. The satellite, dubbed Bulgariasat-1 will be Bulgaria Sat’s first dedicated satellite and will use a version of the LS-1300 bus design

BulgariaSat-1 will be equipped with 2 Ku-band FSS transponders and 30 Ku-band BSS transponders for fixed satellite services and advanced television services such as high definition television.  As part for the deal BulgariaSat-1 will be delivered in-orbit, following its launch on a Falcon 9 rocket in 2016.

 

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