Eutelsat and Intelsat have concluded a long-term partnership for the 48 degrees East position. This was reported this morning by Broadband TV News.
The new Eutelsat Quantum satellite is to be aligned at 48 degrees east orbital position. Where both companies have orbital rights. As Broadband TV News reports, the start is expected for the end of 2020. The Eutelsat Quantum is said to be an expansion satellite with a software-based design. Under the agreement, the capacities of the satellite of Eutelsat and its subsidiary Eutelsat Americas Corp. and Inselsat and its subsidiary Intelsat General Communications. The satellite should be ideally positioned to meet the needs of government customers.
The article further states that each partner should benefit from the other’s commercial reach, especially in the government industry. There, Intelsat plans to offer the satellite payload with additional security standards, targeted energy distribution and, if necessary, beam shaping. With the collaboration, the Eutelsat Quantum will meet the data protection requirements of the US government, according to Broadband TV News.
Commenting on the deal, David Bair, CEO and President of Eutelsat America Corp .: “We are pleased to work with Intelsat to optimize the commercial potential of the assets represented by the 48 degrees East position and the innovative features of Eutelsat Quantum . This groundbreaking satellite has already generated remarkable interest from potential government customers, and we look forward to working with industry-leading system integrators to provide this unique function as part of a high-quality solution. ”
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