2020-2029

EUTELSAT QUANTUM: Launched 2021

We supplied the small geostationary satellite platform for the first “EUTELSAT QUANTUM” class telecommunications spacecraft.  We were under contract to prime contractor, Airbus Defence and Space, who supplied the flexible payload for the spacecraft.  

EUTELSAT QUANTUM is SSTL's first geostationary satellite platform and 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. 

ELSA-d Client

SSTL supplied the Client satellite and avionics for ASTROSCALE's inaugral ELSA-d mission, which will simulate capture of orbital debris and is designed to validate key technologies for end-of-life spacecraft retrieval and disposal services.  

The ELSA-d mission comprises of a "Servicer" satellite and a Client (target) satellite, and will demonstrate key technologies necessary for orbital debris removal such as rendezvous and docking and proximity operations.  ASTROSCALE are designing and manufacturing the Servicer satellite in Tokyo using avionics from SSTL.  

Click here to watch ASTROSCALE's ELSA-d mission animation.

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