Eurostar Neo is a high performance communications satellites suited to all communications missions, compatible with the whole range of launch vehicles and is the benchmark in the industry for in-orbit reliability.

In addition, it is a fully customisable GEO satellite platform for a wide range of missions, up to very high capacity.

It draws on all the strengths, experience and more than 30 years of in-orbit heritage from the Eurostar family.

Eurostar Neo

Key benefits:


  • Optimised Payload centric design to increase mission capacity
  • Scalable power system to cover a 7 to 24 kW payload power
  • 100% all-electric propulsion
  • From 3 to 6.8 ton launch mass
  • Compatible with all launchers


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Years of successful Eurostar operations

Best reliability record

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Telecommunications Satellites missions and applications

Satellites privileged position 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 operators.

Airbus 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.

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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