GiSAT-1 is a high-throughput geostationary communications satellite project by Global IP Cayman. It was to be designed and manufactured by Boeing on the Boeing-702MP platform. It is intended to serve 35 Sub-Saharan countries on the Ka band and offer over 150 Gbit/s of bandwidth with a flexible digital payload. It was 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||Q1 2019 (planned)|
|Coverage area||35 Sub-Saharan countries|
It was to have a fully digital high-throughput Ka band payload offering over 150 Gbit/s of bandwidth. It should 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.
On December 6, 2018, Boeing announced that it was cancelling the satellite order. According to informations of the Wallstreet Journal, Boeing intends to resell the nearly complete satellite to another customer.