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Mission type Communication[1]
Operator Avanti Communications
COSPAR ID 2012-043B
Mission duration 15 years
Spacecraft properties
Manufacturer Orbital Sciences Corporation
Launch mass 3,325 kilograms (7,330 lb)
Power 5 KW[2]
Start of mission
Launch date August 2, 2012 (2012-08-02)
Rocket Ariane 5ECA
Launch site Kourou ELA-3
Contractor Arianespace
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Geostationary
Longitude 31.0° East
Band 24 + 6 Ka band (NATO K band)

HYLAS 2 is a geostationary High throughput satellite operated by Avanti Communications. HYLAS, an acronym for Highly Adaptable Satellite, was launched on an Ariane 5 from Guyana Space Centre at Kourou, French Guyana, on August 2, 2012.


HYLAS 2 was constructed by Orbital Sciences Corporation for the UK telecommunications company Avanti Communications Plc.


HYLAS 2 features 4 active and 6 gateway Ka beams covering Northern and Southern Africa, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. HYLAS 2 is also equipped with steerable spot-beams to direct extra capacity in required areas when needed.[3] [4]

See also


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  2. "HYLAS 2 Product Sheet" (PDF). datasheet. Avanti Communications Group plc. 10 August 2012. Retrieved 3 November 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Freedomsat - HYLAS 2 Coverage
  4. - Hylas-2 Internet Coverage