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Thales Alenia Space to Build State-of-the-art Intelsat 41 and Intelsat 44 Comsats

12 Jan 2022, 18:21 UTC
Thales Alenia Space to Build State-of-the-art Intelsat 41 and Intelsat 44 Comsats
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Artistic views of Intelsat 41 and 44 satellites. (Credit: ©Thales Alenia Space/Briot)

CANNES, France January 12, 2022 (Thales Alenia Space PR) – Thales Alenia Space, a joint venture between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%), announced that it has signed a contract1 with Intelsat to deliver two Space Inspire software defined satellites, Intelsat 41 (IS-41) and Intelsat 44 (IS-44).

The contract enables the progression of Intelsat’s global software-defined satellite-based network, adding high speed dynamically-allocated connectivity across Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Asia for commercial and government mobility services and cellular backhaul.

Space Inspire innovative product line for instant in-orbit adjustment to the demand

Intelsat 41 and Intelsat 44 will be based on the Space Inspire (INstant SPace In-orbit REconfiguration) innovative product line allowing seamless telecommunications mission and services reconfiguration, instant in-orbit adjustment to broadband connectivity demand, and superior video broadcasting performance while maximizing the effective use of the satellite resources.

“We are honoured that Intelsat puts its trust in Thales Alenia Space’s attractive software defined product line”, declared Hervé Derrey, CEO of Thales Alenia Space. “Contributing to Intelsat vision is a real pride for our company, in particular by providing our state-of-the art fully reconfigurable in orbit solution. This new ...

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