Hispasat 36W-1, also known as Hispasat AG-1, is a Spanish geostationary communications satellite. Joining the Hispasat fleet, this 3200 kg satellite is to operate in orbit for 15 years, providing its multimedia services to Europe, the Canary Islands and South America.
The 2.1b version adds an upgraded engine (RD-0124) with improved performance to the second stage. First launch took place from Plesetsk Cosmodrome Site 43 on 26 July 2008 with a classified military payload. The 2.1b/ST version is sometimes called Soyuz ST-B.
Arianespace SA is a multinational company founded in 1980 as the world's first commercial launch service provider. It undertakes the production, operation, and marketing of the Ariane programme. Their vehicles launch exclusively from French Guiana in South America.INFO WIKI