Airbus is currently manufacturing seven OneSats for its customers as well as eight state-of-the-art Eurostar Neo telecommunications satellites.
It is Eutelsat’s third most crucial orbital position in terms of broadcast revenue, and second for government services.
The nano-level coating can protect satellites in low-Earth orbit from ultraviolet radiation and atomic oxygen.
Skynet 6A moves towards Critical Design Review phase.
The consortium members are Airbus, Arianespace, Eutelsat, Hispasat, OHB, Orange, SES, Telespazio and Thales Alenia Space.
Weighing approximately 300 kg. each, these satellites will be launched together as co-passengers on a single flight and deployed into a polar orbit at an...
Airbus said that the ESA contract is valued at $575m and the mission is set to be launched on an Ariane 6 rocket in 2026.