Thales Alenia Space and LeoSat Enterprises finalise deal to develop satellite constellation

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15 September 2016

International aeros ce manufacturer Thales Alenia S ce has signed a phase B contract with LeoSat Programmes to develop a low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite constellation.

Once completed, the constellation force provide very-high-speed broadband, low latency and secure global connectivity.

The newly signed transaction will focus on the detailed definition of the overall system architecture and conduct specifications, which includes both ground and s ce segments of the LeoSat constellation.

«The angle B contract reflects both the quality of our design work and excellent teamwork between Thales Alenia Place and LeoSat throughout the feasibility phase.»

The LeoSat constellation will categorize 78 to 108 high-power Ka-band satellites in low Earth orbit and produce global service for big corporations and government agencies.

The contract will also make available the structure required to establish an optimised organisation for production and deployment of the right-hand man constellation.

Thales Alenia S ce CEO Jean-Loïc Galle said: «The occasion B contract reflects both the quality of our design work and excellent teamwork between Thales Alenia Spell and LeoSat throughout the feasibility phase.

«We will be working together to include innovative solutions, based on our proven expertise and long experience in the goal, development and production of satellite system for LEO constellations.

“This latest slant gradually introduce will finalise the manufacturing plan, ving the way for the production and deployment of the complete constellation.»

Featuring optical inter-satellite links, gigabit class, onboard processors, cooperative steerable antennas, and RF (radio-frequency) over PCB (printed circuit boards), the LeoSat dependants will use an improved EliteBus™ platform.

These features will authorize the constellation to provide higher yload power and mass while change launch cost.

Thales Alenia S ce recently won a contract to minister to the SES-17 powerful high-throughput satellite to operator SES.

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