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Eutelsat Quantum
« on: 03/01/2018 09:25 am »
Eutelsat Quantum is a pioneering mission that will influence how telecom satellites are procured and manufactured in Europe.

More flexibility, faster and cheaper

Eutelsat Quantum is a shift from custom-designed, one-off payloads to a more generic approach, resulting in:

-Unprecedented in-orbit reconfigurability in coverage, frequency and power, allowing complete mission rehaul, including orbital position; and

-Paving the way for a paradigm shift in the building of telecommunications satellites.

A better solution

- Agility in responding to changes in geographical or performance market demand, during satellite manufacturing or after launch, and addressing emerging business opportunities;

-More efficient use of satellite resources and customised allocation of resources to time-variant requests.

A software-defined satellite

- A suite of powerful operational software ensures that the payload resources are used as efficiently as possible;

- The software tool predicts, operates and manages the on-board configuration and reconfiguration of the satellite.

A European industrial product

Its main characteristics:

- Launch: Second half of 2019

- Satellite launch mass: 3.5 tonnes

- Lifetime: 15 years

- Payload power: 5.5 kW

- Payload mass: 450 kg

Eutelsat Quantum will be implemented under a public-private partnership between ESA and satellite operator Eutelsat, and developed by a core team, managed by Eutelsat: Airbus (UK) as the satellite and payload prime, SSTL (UK) for the provision of the platform, and Airbus (Spain), Space Engineering (Italy), Norspace (Norway) and Airbus (NL) along with other industrial companies from ESA Member States for the provision of innovative sub-systems.

http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Telecommunications_Integrated_Applications/Quantum

Image credit: Airbus

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Re: Eutelsat Quantum
« Reply #1 on: 03/01/2018 09:27 am »
Tim Peake visits Eutelsat Quantum

ESA astronaut Tim Peake visits 'chameleon' telecom satellite, Eutelsat Quantum, on 26 February 2018 at Airbus Portsmouth, UK. Eutelsat Quantum is the first commercial satellite to be fully reconfigurable in orbit. For the first time, users will be able to adapt the satellite’s coverage, bandwidth, power and frequency while it is in space, to match the changing requirements on Earth. The satellite is the result of a public–private partnership (PPP) between satellite operator Eutelsat, ESA and Airbus (GB).

https://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2018/02/Tim_Peake_visits_Eutelsat_Quantum

Image credit: Airbus

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Re: Eutelsat Quantum
« Reply #2 on: 05/11/2018 11:25 am »

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Re: Eutelsat Quantum
« Reply #3 on: 01/10/2019 10:39 am »
Eutelsat Quantum platform

The SSTL-built Eutelsat Quantum platform is pictured in SSTL's cleanroom in Guildford, UK.

Eutelsat Quantum is a pioneering mission that will influence how telecom satellites are procured and manufactured in Europe.

It is a shift from custom-designed, one-off payloads to a more generic approach, resulting in unprecedented in-orbit reconfigurability in coverage, frequency and power, allowing complete mission rehaul, including orbital position. It is a partnership between ESA and Eutelsat, with Airbus as the prime contractor.

All partners designed this programme in response to today's market requiring satellites to be able to respond to changes in geographical or performance demand either during manufacturing or after launch. This would enable the operator, Eutelsat, to address emerging business opportunities even after having ordered a satellite.

Related article: World-first chameleon satellite leaving native British shores

http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2019/01/Eutelsat_Quantum_platform

Image credit: SSTL

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Re: Eutelsat Quantum
« Reply #4 on: 01/10/2019 05:39 pm »
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Surrey Satellite Technology (SSTL) completed the build of the platform for Eutelsat Quantum, the first Geostationary Orbit (GEO) telecommunications satellite that will be fully reconfigurable in orbit. The Eutelsat Quantum satellite is being built under a public–private partnership between the European Space Agency (ESA) and Eutelsat, with Airbus as the prime contractor.

https://www.satellitetoday.com/launch/2019/01/10/sstl-finishes-build-for-eutelsat-quantum-satellite/

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