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Eutelsat Communications has selected Thales Alenia Space (Thales 67 % and Leonardo 33 %) to build a next-generation highly flexible, software-defined satellite (SDS).

The Flexsat (for flexible satellite) will be based on Thales Alenia Space’s cutting-edge ‘Space Inspire’ (INstant SPace In-orbit REconfiguration) product line, enabling seamless reconfiguration and instant in-orbit adjustment to offer an optimum level of customer service, maximising the effective use of the satellite resources.

The new satellite will expand Eutelsat’s 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 Eutelsat’s B2B customers for its advance backhauling, enterprise, government, aerospace and maritime solutions.

Pour en savoir plus : Eutelsat Selects Thales Alenia Space to Build a New Flexible Software-defined Satellite