Revolutionary satellite made of 'the stuff of science fiction' leaves UKStaff Writer |
Britain Up until now, telecommunications satellites were largely fixed
The first satellite capable of being completely reprogrammed after launch is leaving the UK for final assembly and testing in France.
Commissioned by Eutelsat and built in Britain by Airbus and Surrey Satellite Technology (SSTL) in Portsmouth and Guildford, EUTELSAT QUANTUM will be able to adapt to new demands in coverage, bandwidth, power and frequency, enabling it to operate from any orbital slot depending on changing market conditions. ■
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