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Eutelsat 10B

Eutelsat 10B [TAS]

Eutelsat 10B is a planned all-electric communications satellite built by Thales Alenia Space for Eutelsat Communications to to provide inflight and maritime connectivity.

In October 2019 utelsat Communications has signed a letter of agreement with Thales Alenia Space for the procurement of Eutelsat 10B, a new all-electric satellite built on the Spacebus-Neo platform.

Eutelsat 10B will carry two multi-beam HTS Ku-band payloads: a high-capacity payload, covering the North Atlantic corridor, Europe, the Mediterranean basin and the Middle East, offering significant throughput in the busiest air and sea traffic zones, and a second payload to extend coverage across the Atlantic Ocean, Africa and the Indian Ocean. The satellite’s HTS payloads will be able to process more than 50 GHz of bandwidth, offering a throughput of approximately 35 Gbps.The entire satellite payload will be digitally processed, offering capacity allocation flexibility thanks to a digital transparent processor.

Eutelsat 10B satellite will carry two widebeam C- and Ku-band payloads (36 Ku-band transponders, 20 C-band transponders), totalling 32 to ensure continuity of the missions of the Eutelsat 10A satellite, whose operational life is scheduled to end in 2023.

Scheduled to be launched in 2022, the satellite will be located at 10° East, an orbital position that offers a unique visibility spanning from the Americas to Asia. It will ensure service continuity for existing customers on Eutelsat 10A, while supporting the development of the Group’s activities in mobile connectivity thanks to two new incremental HTS payloads.

Nation: International
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: Eutelsat
Contractors: Thales Alenia Space
Equipment: 2 multi-beam HTS Ku-band payloads, 36 Ku-band transponders, 20 C-band transponders
Configuration: Spacebus-Neo
Propulsion: plasma thrusters
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass:
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Eutelsat 10B - 2022
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