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Airbus Finalizes OneSat Design Review 

By | April 21, 2021

Airbus has signed a contract with Intelsat to build two OneSat satellites. Photo: Airbus

Airbus has completed the Final Design Review of its OneSat satellite line with customers and space agencies, the company announced on Wednesday. This was done with development support from European Space Agency (ESA), as well as the French Space Agency (CNES), and the UK Space Agency.

OneSat is a line of software-defined, high-capacity Geostationary (GEO) satellites. The product line features technologies including the latest digital processing and active antennas enabling several thousand beams. Airbus has received OneSat orders from Australian satellite operator Optus, Intelsat, and Sky Perfect JSAT

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François Gaullier, head of Airbus Telecom Systems, said he sees the OneSat and Eurostar Neo as pillars in the GEO satellite market moving forward. 

“The worldwide commercial success of Airbus’ telecom satellite products OneSat and Eurostar Neo, proves our investment strategy focusing on new technology and innovation is spot on. This was largely made possible thanks to key support from space agencies, which further reinforces European industrial competitiveness and jobs, preserving Europe’s sovereignty in space,” Gaullier commented.