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Airbus presents new antenna for satellites

November 21st, 2019 by

Airbus, ESA and Eutelsat presented the new ground breaking multibeam active antenna payload at Airbus in Madrid. Airbus’ ELSA+ (ELectronically Steerable Antenna+) is a first for commercial satellite communications in Europe.

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Eutelsat’s KONNECT satellite ready to ship to launch site

November 19th, 2019 by

The all-electric KONNECT communications satellite built by Thales Alenia Space for Eutelsat Communications is now undergoing final preparation prior to being shipped to the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana, for a launch planned mid-January 2020.

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Airbus-built telescope for ESA’s Euclid mission takes shape

November 19th, 2019 by

The Euclid mission is taking shape in Airbus cleanrooms: engineers are now finishing assembly of the telescope, the main instrument of the Payload Module, for which Airbus is responsible within this European Space Agency (ESA) mission led by Thales Alenia Space (TAS) as industrial prime contractor.

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Airborne delivers final XL panels to Airbus for JUICE solar array

November 19th, 2019 by

For the solar array of ESA’s JUICE mission to Jupiter, Airborne delivered the last four out of 10 XL substrate panels to Airbus Defence and Space Netherlands.

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TIBA-1/GX5 pre-launch details

November 16th, 2019 by

On its fourth flight with Ariane 5 in 2019, Arianespace will orbit two telecommunications satellites on 22 November (UTC): TIBA-1 for Thales Alenia Space and Airbus Defence and Space, on behalf of the Government of Egypt; and the GX5 satellite for the operator Inmarsat.

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JCSAT-18/Kacific1 satellite arrives at SpaceX launch site in Cape Canaveral

November 16th, 2019 by

The JCSAT-18/Kacific1 communications satellite, built by Boeing, has arrived at SpaceX facilities in Cape Canaveral, Florida, where it will be launched atop a Falcon 9 rocket to geostationary orbit.

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