Airbus Group Datasheets for Satellites

Satellites are manmade objects placed in orbit above the Earth for a variety of civil, scientific, and military applications, such as communications, environmental monitoring, navigation, and reconnaissance.
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Earth Observation Satellite -- FORMOSAT 2 Remote sensing for Taiwan’s space agency FORMOSAT 2 is the second high-resolution Earth observation satellite for the Taiwanese National Space Program Office (NSPO). The mission is regional remote sensing –
Earth Observation Satellite -- THEOS The Thai Earth Observation System The THEOS turnkey system contract signed with the Thai Ministry of Science and Technology's Space Agency (GISTDA) in mid July 2004, is a comprehensive programme...
Telecommunications Satellite -- Eutelsat 3B 20th Eutelsat satellite order placed with Airbus Defence and Space In July 2011, the major satellite operator Eutelsat selected Airbus Defence and Space to design and manufacture its Eutelsat 3B...
Telecommunications Satellite -- Eutelsat 9B / EDRS-A 21st Eutelsat satellite order placed with Airbus Defence and Space In October 2011, Eutelsat Communications selected Airbus Defence and Space to build Eutelsat 9B, a high-power broadcast satellite addressing high-growth...
Telecommunications Satellites -- Hot Bird 2–5 A fleet of communications satellites Hot Bird 2 was the first of the Paris-based satellite communications company Eutelsat’s Hot Bird high-power satellite series, one of the largest broadcasting systems in...
Telecommunications Satellite -- ST-1 A satellite system for Asian telecommunications The ST-1 satellite and its payload, which were launched in 1998, were designed and built by Airbus Defence and Space to provide telecommunications and...
Telecommunications Satellite -- Astra 2E, Astra 2F, Astra 2G, Astra 5B Added flexibility and improved functionality In November 2009, Airbus Defence and Space was selected by global satellite operator SES S.A. to deliver four new communications satellites. The satellites, to...
Telecommunications Satellite -- Astra 1M Additional capacity for SES Astra Launched into 19.2° E in November 2009, Astra 1M provides a full range of television broadcasting services, including HDTV and other advanced audiovisual as well...
Telecommunications Satellite -- DIRECTV 15 Airbus Defence and Space satellite for a leading US digital TV provider Airbus Defence and Space was selected in November 2011 by DIRECTV, one of the world’s leading providers of...
Telecommunications Satellite -- Arabsat-5A/5B/5C/6B Arabsat 5th Generation satellites are Multi-mission and television satellites. Arabsat has selected a consortium integrating Airbus Defence and Space to build and deliver in orbit its 5th generation satellites. Airbus...
Telecommunications Satellite -- Atlantic Bird 7 Augmenting broadcasting capacity for northern Africa. Atlantic Bird 7 is the 18th satellite ordered by Eutelsat from Airbus Defence and Space. Successfully launched by a Zenit-3SL launcher on 24 September...
Telecommunications Satellite -- Ka-Sat Broadband for all. Built for operator Eutelsat by Airbus Defence and Space on the Eurostar E3000 platform, and weighing 6.1 tonnes at launch, KA-SAT is the first satellite for Europe...
Secure Communications System -- SATCOMBw Dedicated communications for Germany With the SATCOMBw programme, the German Armed Forces owns a secure information network for use by units on deployed missions. This will allow voice and...
Telecommunications Satellite -- Astra 3B DTH broadcast services and two-way broadband services Astra 3B is a Ku- and Ka-band spacecraft designed for the transmission of both direct-to-home (DTH) broadcast services and two-way broadband services across...
Telecommunications Satellites -- Yahsat Dual satellite communications system In August 2007, the Al Yah Satellite Communications Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi government’s strategic investment and development vehicle Mubadala Development Company,...
Earth Observation Satellite -- VNREDSat-1 Earth observation optical satellite system for Vietnam to create a space infrastructure enabling the country to better monitor and study the effects of climate change, predict and take measures to...
Earth Observation Satellite -- ERS Earth observation, day or night Europe’s first radar Earth observation satellite, ERS-1, was in orbit from July 1991 until March 2000, exceeding its planned lifetime by more than three...
Earth Observation Satellite -- Envisat Europe’s ‘eco-policeman’ in space Europe’s largest and most complex Earth observation satellite, the ENVIronmental SATellite, Envisat, was launched in 2002 by an Ariane 5 into an 800-km polar orbit. This...
Telecommunications Satellites -- Hot Bird 8, 9 & 10 Expanding Eutelsat’s fleet Hot Bird 8, Hot Bird 9 and Hot Bird 10 are three similar Eurostar E3000 satellites ordered by the international telecommunications satellite operator Eutelsat to build the...
Earth Observation Satellite -- TanDEM-X Formation flying for a picture of precision TanDEM-X (‘TerraSAR-X add-on for Digital Elevation Measurement’) is an Earth observation satellite, which, together with the almost identical TerraSAR-X radar...
Satellite Navigation System -- Galileo Galileo is the European satellite navigation system comprising a global satellite-based network for precise positioning and timing information. Galileo is the European satellite navigation system comprising a global satellite-based network...
Earth Observation Satellite -- ALSAT-2 High quality imagery for Algeria The ALSAT-2 system contract signed with the Algerian Space Agency (ASAL) in January 2006 is a comprehensive programme covering: design, development, integration and ground delivery...
Earth Observation Satellite -- SSOT High-resolution Earth observation for Chile Airbus Defence and Space has developed the SSOT (Sistema satelital de la Observación de la Tierra) Earth observation system for the Chilean government.
Telecommunications Satellite -- Inmarsat-4 Highly sophisticated communications technology The three Inmarsat-4 satellites were built by Airbus Defence and Space to support Inmarsat’s Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) services, which deliver unprecedented voice and...
Telecommunications Satellites -- Worldstar Keeping the world in touch Airbus Defence and Space was selected by Alcatel Space to manufacture a series of identical geostationary satellites for Worldspace Inc. They broadcast audio, text...
Telecommunications Satellite -- Intelsat 10-02 Launched by a Proton rocket on 16 June 2004, the Airbus Defence and Space-built Intelsat 10-02 is the largest and most powerful satellite ever procured by Intelsat, the international telecommunications...
Telecommunications Satellite -- Amazonas-1 Launched in August 2004, Amazonas-1 provides a full range of telecommunications services to Brazil, North and South America, and a transatlantic link for Europe. The first Amazonas Latin American satellite...
Telecommunications Satellite -- Amazonas-2 More capacity for Hispasat’s American market Amazonas-2 was ordered in 2007 in order to increase the capacity offered by Hispasat on their American position to meet growing market demand. It...
Telecommunications Satellite -- Arabsat-4A/4B/4AR Multi-purpose satellites for leading Middle-East and Africa operator Airbus Defence and Space built, as prime contractor, three fourth-generation geostationary communications satellites for the Arabsat organisation. All three satellites are...
Telecommunications Satellite -- Eutelsat W3A Multimedia communications Paris-based satellite communications company Eutelsat’s W3A, launched by a Proton rocket in March 2004, was the first Eurostar E3000 spacecraft to orbit, and the first commercial satellite equipped...
Earth Observation Satellite -- AstroSAR-Lite Pioneering low-cost Earth observation satellite The AstroSAR-Lite satellite, pioneered by Airbus Defence and Space, provides an innovative, agile, affordable space Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) system focused to provide unprecedented...
Earth Observation Satellites -- Pléiades Pléiades is an optical observation system consisting of two identical satellites that deliver 50 cm colour products. Operating on a phased orbit, the Pléiades system affords a daily revisit capability...
Earth Observation Satellite -- Rocsat-2 Remote sensing for Taiwan’s space agency Rocsat-2 is the second high-resolution Earth observation satellite for the Taiwanese National Space Program Office (NSPO) whose mission is regional remote sensing – to...
Telecommunications Satellite -- Astra 1N Responding to demand for digital and HD The fourth Eurostar spacecraft ordered by SES Astra, Astra 1N will expand capacity at the operator’s prime orbital position of 19.2° E, in...
Earth Observation Satellites -- SPOT Satellite imagery for global solutions Airbus Defence and Space’s SPOT multi-mission platform series, initially designed for the French space agency, CNES, is now used for many European Low...
Telecommunications Satellite -- Astra 2B Satellites for Europe's leading TV broadcast system Astra 2B is a direct-broadcast TV satellite operated by SES Astra. Both the spacecraft (based on the Eurostar E2000+ model) and its payload...
Telecommunications Satellite -- Anik F3 Second ‘little brother’ from Airbus Defence and Space Anik F3 is the second Airbus Defence and Space’s Eurostar E3000 satellite ordered by Telesat. Launched in April 2007, Anik F3 provides...
Solar Orbiter Solar Orbiter will study in unprecedented detail how our sun creates and controls the heliosphere, the bubble of space filled with particles and fields in which the Earth orbits. Solar...
Telecommunications Satellites -- Eurostar Series Tailored for success – a mix of reliability and innovation Airbus Defence and Space’s acclaimed Eurostar series of high performance communications satellites is a product of choice with major operators...
Telecommunications Satellite -- Anik F1R Telecommunications coverage for Canadian operator Telesat Built by Airbus Defence and Space for the Canadian operator Telesat, Anik F1R was launched in September 2005 to replace Anik F1 and ensure...
Earth Observation Satellite -- COMS The first multifunctional geostationary satellite for South Korea. Airbus Defence and Space was contracted by the South Korean Aerospace and Research Institute (KARI), to design and manufacture the country’s first...
Earth Observation Satellite -- INGENIO The first Spanish optical Earth observation satellite Airbus Defence and Space Spain is prime contractor for INGENIO, the first Spanish optical Earth observation satellite, which will mainly serve a...
Telecommunications Satellite -- HYLAS 1 The Highly Adaptable Satellite The Hylas 1 ‘Highly Adaptable Satellite’ for flexible response to fluctuating traffic demand is a Ka-/Ku-band geostationary multi-media/subscription HDTV satellite built by Airbus Defence and Space...
Telecommunications Satellite -- Hellas-Sat The Olympian satellite The first Greek-Cypriot satellite, the geostationary communications satellite Hellas-Sat was built by Airbus Defence and Space for the Hellas-Sat Consortium and launched on 13 May 2003.
Telecommunications Satellite -- Alphasat The world’s most sophisticated communications satellite Designed and built by Airbus Defence and Space for Inmarsat, the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, and the European Space Agency...
Telecommunications Satellite -- Nimiq 4 Third E3000 satellite for Canada The third consecutive Eurostar E3000 satellite built by Airbus Defence and Space for Canadian-based operator Telesat, Nimiq 4 was launched in September 2008 and...
Telecommunications Satellite -- Express AM4R and Express AM7 Two of the most powerful Eurostar E3000 satellites In March 2012, Airbus Defence and Space was awarded two contracts from the Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC) for the delivery of...
Telecommunications Satellite -- SES-6 The SES-6 communications satellite, designed and manufactured by Airbus Defence and Space for satellite operator SES, will enable delivery of next generation broadcast services including HD video distribution and mobile...
Telecommunications Satellite -- W5A W5A is scheduled for launch in fourth quarter 2012 to replace W5 and more than double Eutelsat’s resources at 70.5° E. It will be used for a range of...