SPAIN.  Epelsa - Mobba issues 2000 39
HISPASAT 1C. El Satélite Español /
HISPASAT 1C. The Spanish Satellite
Date of issue :
October 2000
Size :
47 x 27 mm.
Paper :
Thermal self adhesive - multicoloured 
Imprint :
Thermal on black
Imprint varieties : 6 ( Mobba and Epelsa with 4, 5 and 6 digits )
Design :
Printer :
FNMT. Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre
Printing :
50.000.000 of labels
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Founded on July 1989, Hispasat, S.A. it's the society dedicated to the management of the satellites of the Spanish system of telecommunications.

In September 1992 the first satellite of the system Hispasat, the 1A, was launched. Just a short time later, in July 1993 the second satellite, Hispasat 1B was put in orbit. 

From their respective launchings, both satellites have helped to elevate the level of connection between Europe and America, offering diffusion of TV, telephone lines and services to the Spanish Army. 

With the increasing demand of all these services, during year 1997 they arrived at his operative limit. In addition, the recent liberalization of the digital television and the increasing demand of connection derived from the technologies of networks, do that the sector of the digital telecommunication is in explosion. That's why in 1997 the project of the third satellite of the system, the Hispasat 1C began.

The launching was the February 3rd., 2000, supposing a considerable increase of the capacity of digital connection between Spain, Latin-America and Europe. 

The present composition of the Hispasat system is : 
Three satellites in orbit, all of them located in the orbital position of 30º the west, a Control center of Satellites, and a Control center of the Satellites Capacity of Telecommunications.

At same time studies of design for the second generation of satellites are being made that will guarantee the continuity of the system, simultaneously that working in the construction of a fourth satellite, the Hispasat 1D, whose launching is expected for year 2002. 

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