Horizons-2 is under the drift to provide the service in North America.

Horizons-2 will be located at 74 West longitude and it is offering customers access to sixteen 36MHz Ku-band transponders and four 72MHz Ku-band transponders with wide footprint coverage.

Footprint Map


General Information

Orbital Location 74┬░West
Spacecraft Orbital Sciences STAR-2
Beams Steerable Beam
Transponders Ku-Band - 16 x 36 MHz, 4 x 72 MHz
Uplink Frequency 14.0 to 14.5 GHz
Downlink Frequency 11.7 to 12.2 GHz
Polarization Linear - Horizontal or Vertical
Launch Date Dec. 22, 2007

A Brief History

On December 21, 2007, Horizons-2 was launched from the Guiana Space Centre and propelled by an Ariane 5 rocket. Originally stationed over North America in 74W and was relocated to 85E. Again this is currently on the move to 74W to meet the increasing demands of North America. It is owned and operated by Horizons Satellite Holdings, LLC, a joint venture between JSAT International Inc. and Intelsat.

Horizons-2 offers advantages for various applications such as:

  • Digital video distribution
  • Broadband internet
  • Data transmission
  • Wireless backhaul
  • Mobile connectivity
  • Any other expanded Ku-band services in North America