Eutelsat Quantum: Europe’s reprogrammable satellite


Soon Eutelsat Quantum will be launched into a geostationary orbit on board an Ariane 5 from Kourou. This advanced telecommunications satellite is revolutionary as it offers its users the ability to reconfigure the satellite while in orbit. This offers a previously unknown degree of flexibility during its 15-year lifetime. It allows for satellites of this type to be mass-produced, making them extremely interesting for commercial parties and industry. The satellite was developed as an ESA partnership project with operator @Eutelsat SA and prime contractor @Airbus working together with ESA to share the risk of developing this innovative piece of technology.

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  1. ESA is providing new technology at low costs to Eutelsat. Do I understand right, that the other part of the partnership is, that Eutelsat will use only European launch vehicles to launch their satellites to orbit?

  2. Seems like a flexible arrangement that will be copied immediately by your competition unfortunately 😕 but that's how it goes these days.

    Can the general public invest in this jolly good idea, and earn a respectable income, since all banks are refusing to pay interest on our hard earned deposits, we gotta look elsewhere.

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