- Thales Alenia Space, a joint venture between Thales and Leonardo, has launched its Space Inspire satellite product line (INstant SPace In- orbit REconfiguration), which boasts of seamless mission and services reconfiguration, instant in-orbit adjustment to the demand, and transition from video broadcasting to broadband connectivity services while maximising the efficiency and effective use of the satellite resources.
Speaking about the new launch, Jean-Loïc Galle, CEO, Thales Alenia Space, said: “Space Inspire is a game changer in the rapidly changing space markets, creating profound mutations in telecommunications. Our customers increasingly face the need to develop advanced services and seize new business opportunities, as they appear, while enhancing their business efficiency. Through Thales Alenia Space’s new product line, total mission digitalisation and full flexibility enable satellite operators to allocate capacity anywhere, at any time, whatever the waveform.”
Over the past several years, Thales Alenia Space has invested in digitisation of its offer, leading to new skills, new products and strategic partnerships to anticipate this transformation. These efforts, supported by CNES, the French space agency, and ESA (European Space Agency), are bearing fruits for communication satellites and in particular allowed Thales Alenia Space to match the connectivity needs by leading the VHTS (Very High Throughput) market and to be the first worldwide company to offer a fully digital payload processing up to a terabit class.
Transforming a direct-to-home TV satellite into a high throughput connectivity satellite and changing its coverage in quasi real time was unconceivable a few years ago. Thales Alenia Space has designed its newest Space Inspire satellite product line to meet this challenge. This new, software defined, smaller mid-sized satellite solution, joins SpacebusTM NEO satellite line to enrich Thales Alenia Space portfolio.
Extremely high capacity, unique agility, in-orbit reconfiguration, flexible coverage, proven serial production, is what Thales Alenia Space hopes to achieve with its innovative solutions.