Alphasat’s pioneering high-frequency hosted payload set for experiments21 January 2014 European scientists can now begin probing unexplored frequencies, as mega telecom satellite Alphasat’s ‘Aldo Paraboni Q/V Band’ hosted payload has been given the green light to begin experiments.
Alphasat’s laser terminal on target11 November 2013
Alphasat’s laser terminal on target11 November 2013 Alphasat’s laser communications terminal correctly identified its target at ESA’s ground station on the island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands for the first time on 4 November, proving that it can be pointed precisely enough to hit a point more than...
Alphasat deploys its giant reflector in orbit05 August 2013
Alphasat deploys its giant reflector in orbit05 August 2013 Alphasat, Europe’s largest-ever telecom satellite, reached a temporary position in the geostationary ring last weekend, where it deployed its 11 m-diameter main antenna over the course of a day – marking ten days in orbit and completing one of the fin...
First steps - update on Alphasat in orbit26 July 2013
First steps - update on Alphasat in orbit26 July 2013 After a smooth and impressive launch, Alphasat is doing well and taking its first steps towards being fully operational.
Flawless launch of Alphasat, Europe’s largest and most sophisticated telecom satellite 25 July 2013 Alphasat, Europe’s largest and most sophisticated telecommunications satellite, was launched into its planned orbit today from Kourou, French Guiana.
Final inspection and fairing integration22 July 2013
Final inspection and fairing integration22 July 2013 Last week the Ariane 5 fairing containing Alphasat was lowered on top of the launcher.