First Eurostar Neo satellite tv for pc launched




The primary satellite tv for pc to be constructed below ESA’s Eurostar Neo programme has launched.

The satellite tv for pc – referred to as Eutelsat Hotbird 13F – was developed and constructed by satellite tv for pc producer Airbus for satellite tv for pc operator Eutelsat. It’s based mostly on the Eurostar Neo telecommunications satellite tv for pc platform, developed below an ESA Partnership Mission with Airbus designed to foster innovation and competitiveness within the European area trade.

It was launched on a Area-X flight from Cape Canaveral, USA, at 01:22 native time on 15 October (06:22 CEST) and full contact with the satellite tv for pc was confirmed at 10:42 CEST.

The satellite tv for pc is one among an equivalent pair, the second of which – Eutelsat Hotbird 13G – is because of launch subsequent month.

As soon as in geostationary orbit some 36 000 km above Earth, the dual satellites will reinforce and improve the published of greater than a thousand tv channels into properties throughout Europe, Northern Africa and the Center East, changing three older satellites.

Launch of the primary Eurostar Neo satellite tv for pc

Elodie Viau, Director of Telecommunications and Built-in Functions at ESA, stated: “The launch of the primary Eurostar Neo satellite tv for pc demonstrates how ESA helps to spice up European area firms and maintain them aggressive within the international market, assist their investments and assist them to reply market wants. We’re proud to work with our associate Airbus and with Eutelsat to federate trade round large-scale programmmes and obtain aggressive leaps ahead.”

François Gaullier, Head of Telecommunications Satellites at Airbus, stated: “It’s an enormous new payload-centric product that’s extra aggressive than something we now have beforehand performed and Eutelsat Hotbird 13F is the primary one to be launched. Additionally it is a really massive partnership enterprise with ESA, the French Area Company (CNES) and the UK Area Company. We might not have developed this product with out their assist, which sustains the general European area trade. The investments made on this product line have created some 2200 long-term jobs as this satellite tv for pc is the primary of eight which were ordered already.”

Pascal Homsy, Eutelsat Chief Technical Officer, stated: “Our congratulations to the ESA, Eutelsat, Airbus and SpaceX groups for efficiently launching our Eutelsat Hotbird 13F satellite tv for pc into geostationary orbit. This satellite tv for pc brings the most recent know-how sources of the brand new ESA-supported Eurostar Neo platform at our main 13-degree East place and confirms a long-term partnership between Airbus and Eutelsat.”

Jean-Pierre Diris, Deputy Director of Telecommunication and Navigation at CNES, stated: “Our long-term assist for this venture exhibits the arrogance that we now have within the European area trade, together with satellite tv for pc builders and operators resembling Airbus and Eutelsat.”

Harshbir Sangha, Director of Development on the UK Area Company, stated: “The UK is a world chief in creating satellite tv for pc know-how and our assist for the Eurostar Neo programme has strengthened {the electrical} propulsion provide chain within the UK, delivering progress to the area sector and unleashing innovation.

“As one of many main buyers on this programme, we now have catalysed funding into the UK, supporting tons of of jobs at Airbus, which has obtained orders for extra satellites from clients around the globe.”

Seven different Eurostar Neo spacecraft have been bought by Airbus. They are going to be used for high-speed web and superior cell communications by the totally different clients. The satellites are at numerous levels of design and manufacturing and can all profit from enhancements drawn from this primary construct.

ESA’s Neosat programme includes each Eurostar Neo by Airbus and Spacebus Neo by Thales Alenia Area.

It’s developed within the body of ESA’s programme of Superior Analysis in Telecommunications Techniques and the French “Programme d’Investissement d’Avenir”, in cooperation with ESA Member States, and managed collectively by ESA and CNES.

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