This is the second telecommunications satellite built by Airbus for Inmarsat.
The second Inmarsat-6 geostationary telecommunications satellite (I-6 F2), built by Airbus, arrives on the Airbus Beluga at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, ready for launch in February.
The second generation Inmarsat-6 satellite is based on Airbus’ highly reliable Eurostar E3000 space platform and will be the 58th Eurostar E3000 built by Airbus. It is the ninth Eurostar in orbit to be equipped with electric propulsion for launch, cementing Airbus’ position as the world leader in electric propulsion.
“I-6 F2, with its sophisticated digitally processed payload, will join Inmarsat-6 F1 (I-6 F1) in orbit, providing Inmarsat with even greater flexibility, capabilities and capability. This is the tenth geo-telecommunications satellite we have built for our long-term customer Inmarsat, a leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services. Together, they will provide significant additional capacity for its Global Express network,” said François Gaultier, head of telecommunications and navigation systems at Airbus.
They also carry next-generation modular digital processors that provide complete routing flexibility for up to 8,000 channels and dynamic power allocation for more than 2,000 channels.00 spot beam in L band, by spacecraft. Ka-band spot beams are steerable over the entire terrestrial disk with flexible channel-to-beam assignments.
satellite will allow Inmarsat expand your network Elera (L band) and Global Express (KA band), world leaders for customers on land, sea and air respectively.
Airbus clarified that these efforts represent the next phase of the company’s plans for the Inmarsat Orchestra, the world’s first multidimensional network. The “Network of Networks” will build on Inmarsat’s existing capabilities in space to deliver transformative capacity enhancements and new features for customers in 2030 and beyond.