Thales Alenia Space (TAS) announced in December 2022, that it was selected to provide the Flexsat high-throughput, software-defined communications satellite for Eutelsat.
Flexsat is based on the Space-Inspire satellite platform. It features an high-throughput, software-defined communications payload, allowing flexibility and instant reconfigurability, to adapt to changing missions and enabling seamless reconfiguration and instant in-orbit adjustment to offer an optimum level of customer service, maximising the effective use of the satellite resources.. It is reinforcing Eutelsatís in-orbit assets to serve surging demand for connectivity in the Americas.
The new satellite will expand Eutelsatís in-orbit assets providing more than 100 Gbps of incremental capacity over the Americas to support the surging Connectivity market. Its performances combined with the high level of flexibility in terms of coverage, bandwidth allocation, and power levels, will offer an unparalleled quality of service to Eutelsatís B2B customers for its ADVANCE backhauling, enterprise, government, aero, and maritime solutions.
It will also be able to accommodate joint GEO-LEO services (with OneWeb), specifically in zones where demand is highly concentrated.
Launch is planned for 2026.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Contractors:||Thales Alenia Space (TAS)|
|Equipment:||reconfigurable C- and Ku-band payload|
|Propulsion:||?, electric propulsion|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|