On September 30th, ARSAT-2, the second Argentine geostationary telecommunications satellite was launched from a Space Center of the Arianespace Company in the city of Kourou, French Guiana.
This second geostationary satellite, designed and built in Argentina, will be devoted to providing Internet, TV, IP telephony and data services throughout the American continent (from the Canadian tundra to the Antarctic Peninsula).
The ARSAT-2 satellite, which was launched into space on an Ariane 5 rocket, has 3 antennas (two deployable and fixed) and transmits on two frequencies: Ku and C.
Ku-band transmission reinforces the mission of the first Argentine geostationary satellite launched less than a year ago, the ARSAT-1. Moreover, the C band has the advantage of not suffering attenuation by rain making it ideal for satellite television transmission.