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Eutelsat Konnect VHTS

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-200 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.

Nation: International
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: Eutelsat
Contractors: Thales Alenia Space
Equipment: Ka-band 500 Gbps Very High Throughput Payload
Configuration: Spacebus-Neo-200
Propulsion: 4 × PPS-5000 plasma thrusters
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass: 6396 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Eutelsat Konnect VHTS 2022-110A 07.09.2022 Ko ELA-3 Ariane-5ECA+
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