Amazonas 3 is a Commercial Communications Satellite that was built by Space Systems/Loral, Palo Alto, and will be operated by Hispasat. It is based on SS/L’s LS-1300 modular satellite platform that provides a high power capability to facilitate the most powerful communication payloads flown to date. The satellite has a liftoff mass of approximately 6,254 Kilograms. Two solar arrays and onboard batteries provide power to the satellite’s communications payload. The vehicle is three-axis-stabilized and features a propulsion system for apogee maneuvers and stationkeeping in Geostationary Orbit. Amazonas 3 is equipped with 33 Ku-Band and 19 C-Band transponders that will provide communication coverage to Brazil, Latin America and the United States. Nine Ka-Band spot beams are provided by the satellite which will cover Latin America. Amazonas 3 provides expanded internet access, television broadcasting, corporate fixed and mobile telephone services, tele-education and tele-medicine services and broadband and integrated communications solutions for telecommunications operators. The satellite will replace the Amazonas 1 Satellite at 61 degrees West in Geostationary Orbit. It will operate for at least 15 years.