Shaken but not stirred: Konnect satellite completes vibration tests06 September 2019
Shaken but not stirred: Konnect satellite completes vibration tests06 September 2019 The first Spacebus Neo satellite – Konnect, a high-throughput satellite ordered by Eutelsat – has successfully completed its mechanical test campaign in Thales Alenia Space facilities in Cannes. The test demonstrates the ability of the satellite to w...
First taste of space for Spacebus Neo satellite27 June 2019
First taste of space for Spacebus Neo satellite27 June 2019 The thermal vacuum test campaign of the first Spacebus Neo satellite was completed on 25 June. Less than 100 metres from the Mediterranean Sea, the Konnect satellite has spent the past six weeks being exposed to the cold emptiness of space.
Very High Throughput Satellite ready to pump heat16 May 2019 Thales Alenia Space has delivered the first Spacebus Neo payload module structure, including the first ever Mechanically Pumped Loop (MPL) to be mounted on a telecommunication satellite designed for 15 years of in-orbit service. It will be flown on th...
Coming together07 March 2019
Coming together07 March 2019 On 28 February 2019, Thales Alenia Space united the service and payload modules of the first Spacebus Neo satellite, KONNECT, a high throughput satellite ordered by Eutelsat. KONNECT will be the first satellite delivered from the Spacebus Neo product...
First Spacebus Neo service module assembled14 January 2019
First Spacebus Neo service module assembled14 January 2019 On 27 December 2018, Thales Alenia Space assembled the avionics and Xenon propulsion modules to form the service module of the first Spacebus Neo satellite, KONNECT, a high throughput satellite ordered by Eutelsat.
Perfect propulsion pointing: a main achievement of the Neosat programme14 December 2018 The first flight models of the Electric Propulsion Pointing Mechanisms (EPPM) have been delivered by RUAG Space Austria to Thales UK’s Belfast assembly centre.