EXPANDING AND RENEWING OUR FLEET

Seven satellites launching over the next three years

Eutelsat's in-orbit investment programme has three key objectives:

  • Renewing our satellite fleet to maintain long-term relationships with our customers;
  • Increasing our resources for emerging markets;
  • Innovating and expanding the portfolio of applications running via our satellites.

 

 

 

 

 

EUTELSAT 7C

New high-power satellite at a fast-growing video and data hotspot

 

LAUNCH: 2019

CONSTRUCTION: Space Systems Loral

EUTELSAT 7C is a high-power broadcast satellite for markets in Africa, Europe, Middle East and Turkey. It will be co-positioned with EUTELSAT 7B at 7° East, releasing EUTELSAT 7A to another orbital location. This improved two-satellite constellation with enhanced coverage flexibility and connectivity will take the 7° East neighbourhood to a new level.

By significantly increasing capacity over Sub-Saharan Africa, EUTELSAT 7C will have room for several hundred additional digital channels to support the region’s fast expanding TV market. It will also be equipped with a beam providing enhanced capacity for government services over Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia, as well as a steerable beam that can cover any region visible from 7° East.

Ordered from Space Systems Loral, and launching in the first half of 2019, EUTELSAT 7C will be equipped with 44 operational Ku-band transponders.

SERVICES

  • Video
  • Data
  • Government

REGIONS

  • Europe
  • Middle East
  • Africa
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EUTELSAT 5 WEST B

New resources for a key digital video infrastructure

 

LAUNCH: 2019

CONSTRUCTOR: Airbus Defence & Space

 

EUTELSAT 5 West B will replace the EUTELSAT 5 West A satellite at 5° West, a key digital infrastructure addressing predominantly French, Italian and Algerian broadcast markets.

It will provide business continuity and improved quality for services via a Ku-band payload of 35 equivalent 36 MHz transponders connected to three service areas. Switchable transponders will also increase commercial flexibility.

Eutelsat has selected Airbus Defence and Space and Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems (NGIS) to build the new satellite. Airbus Defence and Space will build the satellite’s payload while the platform will be manufactured by NGIS.

SERVICES

  • Video

REGIONS

  • Europe
  • North Africa
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EUTELSAT QUANTUM

Revolutionising telecoms markets

 

LAUNCH: 2019

CONSTRUCTOR: Airbus Defence & Space

EUTELSAT QUANTUM heralds a new era of commercial satellite service, enabling users in government, mobility and data markets to actively define and shape the performance and reach they need from a satellite.

Using a software-based design, EUTELSAT QUANTUM will be the first universal satellite to repeatedly adjust to business requirements and  operate in any geographic region in the world.

In-orbit reprogrammable features will set a new standard in flexibility and will principally address markets that are highly changeable and mobile, for:

  • Communications on the move: dynamic beam shaping and vessel-tracking capabilities can be optimised for power and throughput as required by maritime, aeronautical and land-based transportation;
  • Data networks: bespoke design of wide-area networks and dynamic traffic shaping, responding to demand where and when needed;
  • Government  users: rapid response for public protection and disaster recovery as well as secure control using the latest encryption technology.

ESA and the UK Space Agency are supporting the development of the core technologies integrated into EUTELSAT QUANTUM, within the framework of a Public-Private Partnership signed by ESA, Eutelsat and Airbus Defence and Space.

SERVICES

  • Data
  • Mobility
  • Government

REGIONS

  • Flexible
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KONNECT

New-generation High Throughput Satellite for Europe and Africa

 

LAUNCH: 2019

CONSTRUCTION: Thales Alenia Space

Eutelsat has ordered a new-generation High Throughput Satellite offering unprecedented operational flexibility. To be launched in 2019, the all-electric satellite will be the first to use Thales Alenia Space's new Spacebus Neo platform.

This high-capacity broadband satellite will deliver significant resources for broadband services across Europe and Africa and set a new benchmark for flexibility in High Throughput Satellites.

Providing 75 Gbps of capacity across a network of 65 spotbeams, which together provide quasi-complete coverage of Sub-Saharan Africa, the satellite will address direct-to-user consumer and enterprise broadband services using dishes from approximately 75 cm. It will also be used for community networks connected to Wi-Fi hotspots, mobile phone backhauling and rural connectivity.

SERVICES

  • Broadband

REGIONS

  • Africa
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KONNECT VHTS

Delivering high-speed broadband across Europe

 

LAUNCH: 2021

CONSTRUCTION: Thales Alenia Space

Eutelsat has ordered a next-generation VHTS (Very High Throughput Satellite) satellite system named KONNECT VHTS, to support the development of our European fixed broadband and in-flight connectivity businesses. The satellite, due to enter into service in 2022, will be built by Thales Alenia Space, who will develop a satellite and ground segment solution that is the most competitive on the market today. With Ka-band capacity of 500 Gbps, KONNECT VHTS 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.

The project will be launched with firm multi-year distribution commitments from Orange and Thales, two key European players and leaders in their businesses. A retail partnership was signed with Orange to address the fixed broadband market in European countries where the Group has a retail presence, and a distribution partnership was inked with Thales to serve notably the government connectivity services market.

SERVICES

  • Broadband
  • Mobility
  • Government

REGIONS

  • Europe
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HOTBIRD 13F & 13G

New resources at EMEA’S leading TV neighbourhood

 

LAUNCH: 2021

CONSTRUCTION: Airbus Defence and Space

Eutelsat has procured two new large satellites from Airbus Defence and Space to replace the three existing satellites at its HOTBIRD flagship neighbourhood.

The HOTBIRD family at 13° East forms one of the largest broadcasting systems in Europe, delivering 1000 television channels to more than 135 million TV homes in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.

These two new satellites are set to be launched in 2021.

SERVICES

  • Video

REGIONS

  • Europe
  • Middle East
  • North Africa