GLOC 2023 - Banner

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

Register Today for our Space Café Italy by Dr. Emma Gatti – 5 April 2023

This Space Café Italy will feature Prof. Luigi Carrino, President of Distretto Tecnologico Aerospaziale della Campania, and Dr.ssa Mariella Pappalepore, the CFO of Planetek Italia, in conversation with Dr Emma Gatti, Editor- in-Chief and correspondent of SpaceWatch.Global for Italy. Southern Space - A view of the Italian Space industry in the southern regions