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Hispasat Partners Infinite Orbits on European Life Mission Extension


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Ibadan, 18 March 2024. – Hispasat and Infinite Orbits have announced their collaborative efforts in analyzing a life extension mission, utilizing Endurance, Infinite Orbits’ GEO satellite life extension service solution. Both parties aim to advance the development of a European life extension service solution for GEO satellites.

Infinite Orbits and Hispasat recognize the substantial commercial demand for this type of service on a global scale and believe it is financially viable for both GEO satellite operators and life extension service providers, especially once the majority of non-recurring development costs are absorbed, and a competitive design and manufacturing approach is considered.

The parties also emphasize that the creation of a European Life Extension service solution is crucial to maintaining a competitive edge for the broader European Space Industry and, specifically, for European satellite service providers. As a result, Infinite Orbits commits to presenting a European-made, replicable technical solution by the end of 2026 or the beginning of 2027. Additionally, they plan to showcase a real-life, replicable use case of such a service supporting the international expansion of Hispasat. This collaboration will also demonstrate the inaugural European life extension service in GEO.

Speaking on the collaboration, Adel Haddoud, CEO of Infinite Orbits, said, “We are proud to partner with Hispasat for the launch of our second line of GEO orbit services, proposing a real-life commercial mission leveraging our GEO satellite Life Extension solution Endurance to extend the operational and commercial life of an important satellite of the Hispasat fleet.”
Explaining further, the CEO also added, “This first mission will help us materialize the substantial pipeline of international commercial prospects that we have constituted over the past months, contributing to the international development of the European Space Industry as a net positive contributor to the French and European economy.”

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