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Eutelsat Quantum © Airbus / SSTL


Satellite Eutelsat Quantum
International Designator -
Operator Eutelsat
Position 12.5 degrees West longitude
Payload Ku band payload with 8 reconfigurable downlink/uplink beams
Frequency Range Downlink: 10700-12750 MHz
Manufacturer Airbus Defence and Space / Surrey Satellite Technology Limited
Launch Mass 3500 kg
Launch Date Q3 2020 (planned)
Launcher Ariane 5 ECA
Launcher Guiana Space Centre - Kourou
Additional Information

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.

Eutelsat Quantum's in-orbit reprogrammable features will set a new standard in flexibility and will principally address markets that are highly changeable and mobile.

For communications on the move, it will offer dynamic beam shaping and vessel-tracking capabilities that can be optimized for power and throughput as required by maritime, aeronautical and land-based transportation.

For data networks, it will support the design of wide-area networks and dynamic traffic shaping, responding to demand where and when needed.

For government users, it will provide rapid response for public protection and disaster recovery as well as secure control using the latest encryption technology.


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