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ENENSYS Multi-Wide Beam Technology selected by Thales Alenia Space

Eutelsat Konnect VHTS inside container. Credit Thales Alenia Space
Eutelsat Konnect VHTS inside container. Credit: Thales Alenia Space

London, 5 May 2023 – ENENSYS Technologies, a French provider of media delivery solutions, announced on the 2nd of May that Thales Alenia Space, a joint venture between the French technology corporation Thales Group and the Italian defence conglomerate Leonardo, selected ENENSYS’ satellite modulation technology for their new High Ka Capacity Ground System. 

Eutelsat KONNECT VHTS is a satellite system intended to support the development of a high-speed fixed satellite and in-flight connectivity sectors in Europe is based on the latest generation of Thales Alenia Space satellites. The new generation of satellites, which are carrying on board the most powerful digital processor put into orbit, are capable of combining flexibility in capacity allocation with optimal use of the spectrum and progressive deployment of the network on the ground. 

“We are very excited and proud to be a partner of Thales Alenia Space for this new satellite IP connectivity challenge and future systems.” says Christophe Trolet, Modem Products Director at ENENSYS. “This also recognises our expertise and innovation in developing powerful solutions” he added.

Thales Alenia Space is developing a ground segment solution in the market, with a total capacity of 500 Gbps in Ka band. Thales Alenia Space has selected the ENENSYS Tyger satellite modulator platform that will be enhanced to support wide-band and multi-beam DVB-S2/S2X capabilities. This is intended to offer further flexibility and simplified integration whilst reducing space and cost. 

“ENENSYS’ solution and expertise will contribute to secure the development of our Space Gate user segment product which provides a satellite network access solution.” says Eric Le Tollec, Space Gate Product Line Development Manager at Thales Alenia Space.

This development has been supported by the European Space Agency and French Space Agency who are participating in funding of the project. 

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