Airbus, ESA and Eutelsat have presented the new ground breaking multibeam active antenna payload today at Airbus in Madrid.
Eutelsat will replace the satellites at the Hot Bird position with two larger all-electric satellites from Airbus Defence and Space.
The Eutelsat 172B spacecraft has now reached geostationary orbit, breaking the record for the fastest satellite electric orbit raising (EOR).
SES it has ordered its new SES-14 satellite with Airbus Space and Defence, and is scheduled for launch in Q4 2017.
SES has selected Airbus Defence and Space to build a new hybrid communications satellite, SES-12, to serve the DTH, data, mobility and government markets in Asia.