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                        Arabsat 6B, the Seventh Eurostar satellite from Airbus Defence and Space to the Arab Satellite Communications Organisation, in Airbus facilities in Toulouse

                        Eurostar Series

                        A product of choice with major operators worldwide, the Eurostar series of high performance communications satellites is suited to all communications missions, is compatible with the whole range of launch vehicles and is the benchmark in the industry for in-orbit reliability.

                        84 Eurostars ordered
                        630 Years of successful Eurostar operations
                        Best reliability record
                        On the market
                        All-Electric satellites in production

                        Eurostar E3000

                        Highest flexibility and enhanced payload accommodation

                        A reference for challenging high-power missions

                        Widely recognized as a highly efficient solution for mid-range missions

                        All propulsion options from chemical to all electric

                        Eurostar Neo

                        Experience and unique in-orbit heritage of the Eurostar E3000

                        Increased efficiency, performance and competitiveness, from a cost and schedule perspective compared to any GEO platform on the market

                        Optimised Payload centric design to increase mission capacity

                        3 propulsion options available, from fully electric to fully chemical, including hybrid configuration, and offers full compatibility with all current and future launchers

                        Scalable power system to cover a 7 to 25 kW payload power

                        Founded on a single imperative – providing the widest range of choice to deliver the most responsive and tailored solution to customer

                        See also

                        Satellite Telecommunication missions and applications

                        Satellites privileged position up in orbit means that they can deliver a whole host of applications, without borders and without blind spots.

                        Satellites provide the connectivity we need, to keep us in touch, to keep us informed, to keep us entertained – and, in emergency situations, to keep us safe.

                        Hosted Payloads: Capabilities and Opportunities

                        Sharing access to space offers large cost reductions for both payload customer and hosting spacecraft operator.

                        Airbus Defence and Space has considerable expertise in this field, having worked on more than 20 hosted payloads over the two last decades, for commercial and institutional users, civil and military missions. This encompasses a wide range of applications and service requirements for operation in LEO as well as in GEO. 

                        How does a Telecommunications Satellite work?

                        How do the signals travel? How are frequency bands chosen? What’s special about geostationary orbit?

                        A communications satellite works like a relay station: signals transmitted by the ground stations are picked up by the satellite’s receiver antennas, the signals are filtered, their frequency changed and amplified, and then routed via the transmit antennas back down to Earth.


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