The communications satellite will be used for the provision of television, corporate networks and telephone services in South and Central America.
Prepared by the Roscosmos state corporation in keeping with the Russian Federation Law On Space Activity.
The directive approves an array of measures to ensure the launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome of the Amazonas-5 telecommunications satellite (Spain) (hereinafter referred to as Amazonas-5). It provides in particular for the provision of services involving Russian Defence Ministry assets and granting foreign specialists access to facilities related to the launch.
Amazonas-5 was manufactured by Space System Loral (US) under contract with Hispasat (Spain). It is designed to provide television, corporate networks and telephone services in South and Central America. When it reaches its designated orbit, the satellite will be included in Brazil’s national register.
All launch operations will be financed from private sources.