A product of choice with major operators worldwide, the Eurostar series of high performance communications satellites is suited to all communications missions, is compatible with the whole range of launch vehicles and is the benchmark in the industry for in-orbit reliability.


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Years of successful Eurostar operations

Best reliability record

On the market


All-Electric satellites in production

Eurostar E3000

Highest flexibility and enhanced payload accommodation

A reference for challenging high-power missions

Widely recognized as a highly efficient solution for mid-range missions

All propulsion options from chemical to all electric


Eurostar Neo

Experience and unique in-orbit heritage of the Eurostar E3000

Increased efficiency, performance and competitiveness, from a cost and schedule perspective compared to any GEO platform on the market

Optimised Payload centric design to increase mission capacity

Full compatibility with all current and future launchers

Scalable power system to cover a 7 to 25 kW payload power

Founded on a single imperative – providing the widest range of choice to deliver the most responsive and tailored solution to customer


See also

Satellite Telecommunication missions and applications

Satellites privileged position up in orbit means that they can deliver a whole host of applications, without borders and without blind spots.

Satellites provide the connectivity we need, to keep us in touch, to keep us informed, to keep us entertained – and, in emergency situations, to keep us safe.

Hosted Payloads: Capabilities and Opportunities

Sharing access to space offers large cost reductions for both payload customer and hosting spacecraft operator.

Airbus Defence and Space has considerable expertise in this field, having worked on more than 20 hosted payloads over the two last decades, for commercial and institutional users, civil and military missions. This encompasses a wide range of applications and service requirements for operation in LEO as well as in GEO. 

How does a Telecommunications Satellite work?

How do the signals travel? How are frequency bands chosen? What’s special about geostationary orbit?

A communications satellite works like a relay station: signals transmitted by the ground stations are picked up by the satellite’s receiver antennas, the signals are filtered, their frequency changed and amplified, and then routed via the transmit antennas back down to Earth.



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