Revolutionary satellite done of 'the things of scholarship fiction' leaves a UK

Up until now, telecommunications satellites were mostly fixed, one off, tradition machines designed for a specific use or market.

Commissioned by Eutelsat and built in Britain by Airbus and Surrey Satellite Technology (SSTL) in Portsmouth and Guildford, EUTELSAT QUANTUM will be means to adjust to new final in coverage, bandwidth, energy and frequency, enabling it to work from any orbital container depending on changing marketplace conditions.

The expansion of a core technologies integrated into EUTELSAT QUANTUM is upheld by a UK Space Agency and a European Space Agency (ESA) within a horizon of a Public-Private Partnership.

Dr Graham Turnock, CEO UK Space Agency said:

Communications satellites like EUTELSAT QUANTUM that can be reprogrammed to adjust coverage and connectivity in circuit could until recently be deliberate a things of scholarship fiction.

Through a €480m expansion appropriation in a European Space Agency’s ARTES programme, a government’s Industrial Strategy and partnering with attention leaders such as Airbus, we are assisting UK businesses renovate ‘the things of scholarship fiction’ into blurb advantage, ensuing in jobs, expansion and innovation.

EUTELSAT QUANTUM Platform build during SSTL

Today a satellite height was on perspective to invited guest during a special eventuality to symbol a handover to Airbus who will finish a satellite public and contrast in Toulouse.

Sarah Parker, Managing Director of SSTL said:

The execution of a work on a Eutelsat Quantum satellite height is an critical miracle for SSTL as it represents a initial try into a tellurian blurb telecoms satellite market. The pattern and public of this innovative booster has enabled us to allege a believe and skills compulsory to rise rarely means satellite products for a elaborating telecoms market, where we are now actively intent in seeking new opportunities.

The agreement to build this EUTELSAT QUANTUM satellite was concluded in 2015. In Nov final year, Eutelsat and Airbus sealed a new agreement value hundreds of millions of pounds that will see components and tools for dual serve communications satellites fabricated in a UK. This means that 6 out of 7 of a company’s subsequent satellites will be partially built in Britain.

EUTELSAT QUANTUM – Revolutionising telecoms market

Yohann Leroy, Deputy CEO and CTO during Eutelsat said:

EUTELSAT QUANTUM is a universe initial and a perfection of many years of investigate by Eutelsat. Its reward ability will capacitate us to offer game-changing optionality and coherence to a business in a government, mobility and information markets, who will be means to work and optimize ability to adjust coverages in genuine time, and to do so autonomously. We are gay to co-operate with a long-standing partners, a ESA, a UK Space Agency and Airbus, and to be means to rest on a world-leading imagination within a UK space industry.

Colin Paynter, Managing Director, Airbus Defence and Space UK, said:

Combining a cargo imagination from Airbus in Portsmouth, and SSTL’s new geostationary height provides a really worldly package for Eutelsat. The satellite is a universe first, entirely reprogrammable in orbit, and we’re looking brazen to saying it fly.

The UK Space Agency is a largest funder of ESA’s programme of Advanced Research in Telecommunications Systems, (ARTES) that transforms RD investment into successful blurb products and services by charity varying degrees of support to projects with opposite levels of operational and blurb maturity.

Magali Vaissiere, ESA Director of Telecommunications and Integrated Applications, said:

Eutelsat Quantum is an critical programme for both a UK and ESA and a standard instance of a success of a ARTES public-private partnership model. Above all, a priority is a industry’s health and willingness for a destiny marketplace challenges, and partnerships like these that urge a competitiveness, cunning and business prospects of a companies we support are what we dedicate a efforts to.

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