March 6, 2018 – HISPASAT, the Spanish satellite communications operator, successfully launched its twelfth satellite, Hispasat 30W-6, from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida atop SpaceX’s launch vehicle Falcon 9. From its orbital position at 30º West, Hispasat 30W-6 will replace and broaden the capacity of Hispasat 30W-4. It has 40 Ku-band transponders, up to 6 Ka-band beams and 10 C-band transponders. Hispasat 30W-6 has beams aimed at the Mediterranean, Europe, Spain, northeast Africa and the American continent, it increases the operator’s offer in Ka and Ku bands, and incorporates a new C-band beam with Pan American coverage. Hispasat 30W-6 is the fourth satellite of the HISPASAT fleet to be built by Space Systems Loral using its 1300 platform and involved the participation of Spanish companies for the manufacture of several components and development of the ground segment: Thales Alenia Space España, Airbus D&S España, TRYO Aerospace, DAS Photonics, Iberespacio, GMV and Indra.