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Eutelsat Quantum platform
SSTL's GMP-T small satellite platform for Eutelsat Quantum

SSTL's GMP-T small satellite platform for Eutelsat Quantum

SSTL is supplying a variant of its SSTL GMP-T small geostationary satellite platform for the first “Eutelsat Quantum” class telecommunications spacecraft, due to launch in 2018.  

The “Eutelsat Quantum” will be SSTL’s first geostationary satellite platform and the design is based on the SSTL GMP-T satellite product, a small and scaleable geostationary craft with a design life of 15 years, payload power of up to 7 KW, and payload mass of up to 450kg.  The spacecraft is designed to be accommodated on a range of launch vehicles, including Ariane 5, Falcon 9, and Zenit. 

The new spacecraft design will represent a first in the commercial satellite industry, by enabling the complete electronic synthesis of “receive” and “transmit” coverages in the Ku-band.  It will give Eutelsat’s customers access to premium capacity through footprint shaping and steering, power and frequency band pairing, and the ability to define their own performance and flexibility requirements

SSTL is under contract to prime contract, Airbus Defence and Space, who are supplying the flexible payload for the spacecraft.  

Image credit: Eutelsat Quantum, credit Airbus Defence and Space

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Eutelsat Quantum

Customer:
Airbus Defence and Space/Eutelsat

Mission:
Telecommunications

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SSTL VAMP

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