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Eutelsat’s KONNECT satellite successfully mated

First Spacebus Neo all-electric platformfrom TAS passes key milestone

Thales Alenia Space (TAS), a joint-venture between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%) announced today that the platform and payload of Eutelsat’s KONNECT communicationssatellite have been successfully mated. KONNECT is the first satellite to use the new Spacebus Neo all electric platform.

The Spacebus Neo platform features a number of major innovations:

Highly innovative thermal control and high-performance power subsystem

Flexible and modular design

Payloads tailored to each customer’s requirements, including digital solutions and Very High-Throughput Satellites (VHTS).

The Spacebus Neo product line is jointly supported by the European Space Agency (ESA), through its ARTES program for Advanced Research in Telecommunication Systems, and the French space agency CNES.

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