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Intelsat TBD, TBD

Intelsat TBD [Airbus]

Intelsat TBD and TBD are fully reconfigurable multiband telecomunications satellites owned by Intelsat.

Airbus has on 31 December 2020 signed a contract with Intelsat to build two satellites operating in multiple frequency bands for Intelsatís next-generation software-defined network. The satellites will be based on Airbusí OneSat product line, the latest generation of fully flexible, in orbit reconfigurable, Software Defined Satellites (SDS). Intelsatís next-generation software-defined network will be the catalyst for our growth, enabling future Gogo Commercial Aviation inflight broadband services, as well as other managed services across Intelsatís customer segments.

Airbus will deliver an end-to-end fully integrated solution, including design and manufacture of the satellites. The highly capable ground segment software components, when fully integrated into Intelsatís next-generation software defined network ecosystem and advanced digital suite will allow dynamic operation of end-to-end satellite resources. The two next generation SD satellites will be delivered in 2023.

Note: The actual names of these satellites is not yet known.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: Intelsat
Contractors: Airbus Defence and Space
Equipment: reconfigurable multiband payload
Configuration: OneSat
Propulsion: ?
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years
Mass:
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Intelsat TBD - 2023
Intelsat TBD - 2023
Further Aussat / Optus missions: