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Airbus Defence and Space to build new telecommunications satellite for operators EchoStar and SES

Pierre Perrin-Monlouis Dernière mise à jour: 20 octobre 2021

Third Airbus DS satellite recently won on the US market
· EchoStar 105/SES-11 will be the 48th satellite to be based on Airbus Defence and Space’s highly reliable Eurostar E3000 platform
Airbus Defence and Space, the world’s second largest space company, has been selected by EchoStar Satellite Operating Corporation—a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corp. (NASDAQ: SATS), and SES S.A. (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG), two of the world’s leading global satellite services providers, to build a satellite called EchoStar 105/SES-11, a Eurostar E3000 satellite operating two payloads in Ku and C bands.

“We are proud that operators as renowned as EchoStar and SES have chosen Airbus Defence and Space to build the EchoStar 105/SES-11 satellite” said François Auque, Head of Space Systems. “I am extremely pleased to have won this commercial contract in the American market which is highly competitive. Owing to this latest success Airbus Defence and Space is the only satellite manufacturer supplying the world’s seven leading satellite operators.”
The new satellite, providing EchoStar with 24 x 36 MHz Ku-band transponders, will be positioned at the 105 degrees West orbital position, offering comprehensive coverage of the Americas, including Alaska, Hawaii, Mexico, the Caribbean. EchoStar has been providing satellite communications services to customers from this orbital position since 2006.

Under an agreement between EchoStar and SES, EchoStar 105/SES-11 will be equipped with a payload of 24 C-band transponders. The launch of EchoStar 105/SES-11—which will have a separated mass of approximately 5,400 kg and an end of life electrical budget for the payloads of approximately 12 kW— is scheduled for the end of 2016.

“The market for 50-state transponder capacity in North America has demonstrated significant growth for the EchoStar Satellite Services business unit over the past five 2023s— the acquisition of EchoStar 105 renews our commitment to the fixed satellite services market in North America,” EchoStar Satellite Services President Anders Johnson said. “The replacement of AMC-15 with the increased capability offered by EchoStar 105 will allow us to meet the evolving demand from our customers for enterprise, broadcast, and government services applications. We are pleased to work with Airbus Defence and Space to provide our customers with new, high power satellite capacity at this established orbital slot.”

Stated Martin Halliwell, Chief Technology Officer of SES: “SES-11 is the 6th large satellite contract with our longstanding partner EchoStar. Together with EchoStar we look forward to a successful mission in collaboration with our reliable industry partner Airbus Defence and Space.”

This will be the 48th satellite in the Eurostar E3000 series, which made its debut in orbit in March 2004 and has since demonstrated its exceptional reliability in operational service

Pierre Perrin-Monlouis
Pierre Perrin-Monlouis
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