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ESA, Intelsat and Newtec Team up on Ground System Advances

By Caleb Henry | June 16, 2015
      ESA and Intelsat sign Indigo public–private partnership

      ESA and Intelsat sign Indigo public–private partnership. Photo: ESA–P. Sebirot, 2015

      [Via Satellite 06-16-2015] Intelsat and Newtec are working together with the European Space Agency (ESA) Indigo Project to develop new ground segment technology for Intelsat EpicNG High Throughput Satellites (HTS). Intelsat has selected the Newtec Dialog platform from Europe to deliver numerous services on the Intelsat EpicNG satellite platform and IntelsatOne terrestrial network.

      ESA’s backing will support European industry and project industrial partner Newtec of Belgium to further improve their Newtec Dialog modems, hubs, and network management system to exploit the capabilities offered by the latest multibeam, multiband telecom satellites. Indigo’s goal is to maximize the throughput delivered to customers while having the flexibility to adapt to advances in satellite technology and services. Project participants will gain “heritage” through the worldwide deployment of several commercial pilot projects, culminating in full commercial services by early 2018.