SmallGEO is a multipurpose geostationary satellite platform capable of accommodating a wide range of commercial telecommunication payloads and missions.
Its new, modular and flexible design boosts European industrys ability to play a significant role in commercial satcoms by easing entry into the telecom satellite market. It does so by speeding up the production and testing processes, reducing costs and broadening the range of design options to chemical, electric and hybrid propulsion.
SmallGEOs first flight is on Spanish operator Hispasats Hispasat 36W-1. H36W-1 provides Europe, the Canary Islands and South America with faster multimedia services through its Redsat payload, offering better signal quality and flexible land coverage.
SmallGEO/H36W-1 is scheduled for launch on 28 January 2017.