|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|
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.
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