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Hellas Sat

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Type  Limited
Parent organization  Arabsat Cyprus Limited
Industry  Satellites
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Hellas-Sat Consortium Limited (Hellas-Sat) is the owner and a wholesaler of capacity and services of the Greek/Cypriot "Hellas-Sat-2" satellite, an Astrium Eurostar E2000+, which was launched successfully on 13 May 2003 to the 39° E orbital position in the Geostationary Satellite Orbit.

Contents

Hellas-Sat has developed a network of strategically located teleport partners with DVB platforms, carrying over 100 television channels, and IP-based services through its two fixed beams over Europe, and two steerable beams over the Middle East and South Africa. It offers high-power, direct-to-home transmissions as well as occasional video feeds and Internet access services.

Satellite

Hellas-Sat 2 is an ASTRIUM Eurostar 2000+ platform spacecraft at Orbital Position 39° East. It was launched on 13 May 2003, and has an expected lifetime of 15 years. It has 30+8 (redundant) Ku-band 36 MHz transponders

Launch Consultants

RPC Telecom acted as the ITU filing and frequency coordination consultant, while Petrosat WLL was the launch consultant.

Audiovisual (television and radio) services

One of Hellas-Sat's strategic partners is STN Satellite Telecommunications Network, which offers comprehensive television and/or radio channel distribution services. STN offers SDTV and/or HDTV play-out services, SDTV and/or HDTV turnaround services as well as encryption, subtitling, etc. STN was also behind the transmission of Euro1080-HD1 on Hellas-Sat-2, Europe’s first HDTV channel.

References

Hellas-Sat Wikipedia


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