SWGL Fan Shop 2022

Eutelsat orders Airbus Eurostar Neo for its 36D spacecraft

Eutelsat’s HQ in Paris. Photo: Eutelsat

Paris, 23 March 2021. – Eutelsat ordered an Airbus Eurostar Neo platform for its 36D spacecraft at the orbital position 36°East, Airbus said.

Eutelsat 36D spacecraft will replace and enhance capacity at the orbital slot serving Africa, Russia, and Europe with TV broadcasting and government services, it said.

Eurostar Neo “combines increased payload capacity and more efficient power and thermal control systems with reduced production time and optimised costs, as part of a fully digitalised production process”, Airbus said.

36D will weigh 5 tons, carry 70 Ku-band transponders over five downlink beams and a steerable antenna and use Airbus’ electric orbit raising (EOR) system. It is due for launch in the first half of 2024.

Check Also

Space Café Radio – on tour at IBC in Amsterdam – with Nigel Gibson

In this Space Café Radio - SpaceWatch.Global publisher Torsten Kriening spoke with Nigel Gibson, Chief Commercial Officer at LEUK Teleport & Data Centre, formerly known and Signalhorn. In this episode, Nigel tells us more about the rebranding of Signalhorn into LEUK and the other exciting changes going on within the company including: focusing on being a 100% green teleport, building their data center business, and build their satellite service business. Tune in to learn more!