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EUTELSAT 10B satellite ordered

30th October 2019 - 10:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Thales Alenia Space has signed an agreement with Eutelsat Communications for the procurement of a new all-electric satellite, EUTELSAT 10B.

Thales Alenia Space is a Joint Venture between Thales and Leonardo.

The EUTELSAT 10B satellite is based on the Spacebus NEO Thales Alenia Space product line. To be positioned at 10°E, for a lifespan of at least 15 years, the satellite will address particularly high throughput services (HTS) missions over Europe, the Mediterranean basin, the Middle East as well as over the Atlantic Ocean, Africa and the Indian Ocean.

Two payloads on the satellite will provide continuity of C and Ku band services on EUTELSAT 10A.

The HTS missions will deliver high capacity Ku band mobility services in aviation and maritime, supported by a digital 14kW multibeam digital payload allowing dynamic service allocation. A 5th generation Thales Alenia Space SpaceFlex VHTS processor will enable high flexibility performance and efficiency in throughput and bandwidth.

Jean Loic Galle, CEO of Thales Alenia Space, said: ‘EUTELSAT 10 B is the 28th satellite ordered by Eutelsat to Thales Alenia Space, the 6th Thales Alenia Space satellite based on Spacebus NEO product line and the 4th embarking a Digital Transparent Processor of 5th generation for a fully digital mission.’

 The satellite will be launched in 2022.

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