Currently, under construction, STN-17 is scheduled to be launched in the second quarter of 2019. STN-17 communication satellite has successfully completed its critical design review and entered full production. Once operational, STN-17 will be the most advanced high-throughput satellite to provide satellite communication services to Africa.
At a Glance
Satellite Coverage: Africa, the Middle East, and Europe
Beams: Ka-band, Ku-band and C-Band services.
Life Expectancy: Over 15 years, 2034
Launching in 2019, STN-17 will operate from 17°E and will expand and strengthen Spacecom’s coverage of the growing satellite service markets in Africa, the Middle East and Europe. STN-17 will offer Ka-band, Ku-band, and C-Band services.
STN-17 will be a state-of-the-art multi-band high-throughput satellite, utilizing Boeing’s advanced digital processor platform, that will provide reliable and flexible satellite solutions and offer a significant competitive advantage for our customers. It will have a combination of broad regional beams and high throughput spot beams to maximize throughput and spectral efficiency. The combination of the inherent flexibility of the digital platform with the mix of fixed and steerable beams ensures fast response to changing customers’ needs.
The STN-17 satellite will provide a great fit for Spacecom’s expansion strategy, offering an innovative design with capabilities that provide flexible service offerings to meet the growing demands of our customers. STN-17 will enhance our capabilities as a growing and customer focused satellite operator.STN-17 COVERAGE MAPS