Thales Alenia Space Releases Fully Digital Satellite to Address Fast Moving Market Needs

This new satellite product line, called Space Inspire, offers flexible coverage & full in-orbit reconfiguration capabilities

Paris, September 10, 2019 – Thales Alenia Space, joint venture between Thales (67 %) and Leonardo (33 %),  is proud to launch its new Space Inspire satellite product line (INstant SPace In-orbit REconfiguration) which allows  seamless mission and services reconfiguration, instant in-orbit adjustment to the demand, transition from video broadcasting to broadband connectivity services while maximizing the efficiency & effective use of the satellite resources.

Over the past several years, Thales Alenia Space has invested in digitization of its offer, leading to new skills, new products and strategic partnerships to anticipate this transformation. These efforts, supported by CNES (French space agency) and ESA (European Space Agency), are bearing fruits for communication satellites and in particular allowed Thales Alenia Space to match the connectivity needs by leading the VHTS (Very High Throughput)* market and to be the first worldwide company to offer a fully digital payload processing up to a terabit class.

Transforming a Direct to Home TV satellite into a High Throughput connectivity satellite and changing its coverage in quasi real time was unconceivable a few years ago. Thales Alenia Space has designed its newest Space Inspire Satellite product line in order to meet this challenge at unprecedented price point. This new, software defined, smaller mid- sized satellite solution, joins SpacebusTM NEO satellite line  to enrich the Thales Alenia Space’ portfolio.

Extremely high capacity, unique agility, in-orbit reconfiguration, flexible coverage, proven serial production,  is becoming a reality thanks to Thales Alenia Space innovative solutions.

Source: Thales
Date: Sep 11, 2019