Eutelsat Konnect VHTS [TAS]
Eutelsat Communications ordered in April a new-generation high-throughput Ka-band satellite called Eutelsat Konnect VHTS from Thales Alenia Space to serve Europe with Ka-band capacity of 500 Gbps.
The 6300 kg satellite will use Thales Alenia Space's new Spacebus-Neo platform and will be launched in 2021. It will embark the most powerful on-board digital processor ever put in orbit, offering capacity allocation flexibility, optimal spectrum use, and progressive ground network deployment. Thales Alenia Space will also develop a satellite and ground segment solution.
The investment in KONNECT VHTS replaces the project of a joint investment with ViaSat in the ViaSat 3-EMEA satellite for Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Contractors:||Thales Alenia Space|
|Equipment:||Ka-band 500 Gbps Very High Throughput Payload|
|Propulsion:||4 × PPS-5000 plasma thrusters|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|Eutelsat Konnect VHTS||-||2021|