Airbus Defence and Space

Arabsat orders new satellite with added anti-jamming

Saudi satellite operator Arabsat has signed a contract with Airbus Defence and Space to manufacture a new satellite, Badr-8, the first of the operator’s seventh generation of satellites, which is expected to be launched at the beginning of 2023. Badr-8 will be based on the Airbus Eurostar Neo electric orbit raising platform, giving Arabsat access […]

Eutelsat orders Hotbird replacement satellites

Satellite operator Eutelsat has ordered two new satellites from Airbus Defence and Space to replace the three existing Hotbird satellites at its 13° East flagship neighbourhood. The new all-electric high-power satellites are set to enter into service in 2022, serving Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. Eutelsat said the satellites would deliver improved performances […]

SES to launch new joint satellite with EchoStar

Satellite operator SES has extended its strategic partnership with EchoStar to launch a new satellite, known as SES-11/EchoStar 105, at the 105° West position.  SES-11 will be manufactured by Airbus Defence and Space based on the highly reliable Eurostar E3000 platform. The satellite will be launched into space in Q4 2016. The satellite will carry […]