GiSAT-1 is a high-throughput geostationary communications satellite ordered by Global IP Cayman. It is to be designed and manufactured by Boeing on the Boeing-702MP platform. It will serve 35 Sub-Saharan countries on the Ka band and offer over 150 Gbit/s of bandwidth with a flexible digital payload. It is expected to be launched in the fourth quarter of 2018.
|Operator||Global IP Cayman|
|Launch mass||6 t (5.9 long tons; 6.6 short tons)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||Q4 2018 (planned)|
|Coverage area||35 Sub-Saharan countries|
It will have a fully digital high-throughput Ka band payload offering over 150 Gbit/s of bandwidth. It will offer its services in all the African continent and have four gateways in Europe for connectivity.
On September 12, 2016, Boeing announced another win for its Boeing 702MP platform, with the order of GiSAT-1 from the start-up Global IP Cayman. It would be a 6 t (6.6 tons) satellite with 15 kW of power generation with a fully digital high-throughput Ka band payload offering over 150 Gbit/s of bandwidth. It was at the time expected to be launched in 2019.