Next Generation Platform (NEOSAT)

The ARTES Next Generation Platform element, or NEOSAT, is the ESA programme to support the European satellite industry to develop the "Next Generation Platform", known as Neosat. The programme is specifically aimed at developing, and demonstrating in orbit, new satellite platform product lines for 3 to 6 tonne geostationary satellites, in partnership with industry.

 

News and Events

 
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Electric propulsion modules for Spacebus Neo to be built in Ireland

18 October 2016 – Thales Alenia Space UK’s new Electric Propulsion Integration Centre in Belfast will supply electric propulsion modules for Spacebus Neo, part of the ARTES Neosat programme.

New heat dissipater keeps satellites cool in space

13 July 2016 – With support from ESA, a European consortium led by Airbus DS has developed a novel Deployable Panel Radiator that will provide much-needed additional radiating capacity for highly dissipative payloads, such as those planned for the next generation of very high throughput satellites.

ESA and Airbus DS sign Eurostar Neo agreement

17 November 2015 – The contract for full development of Eurostar Neo has been signed today at ESA headquarters in Paris by ESA's Magali Vassiere and Eric Béranger, head of space systems programmes at Airbus Defence and Space, in the presence of Jan Woerner, ESA’s Director General.

Neosat moves into high gear

15 September 2015 – ESA and Thales Alenia Space have signed a contract for the full development and qualification of a new line of satellite platforms called Spacebus Neo. The agreement marks the next phase of the ARTES 14 Neosat programme.

Neosat: on schedule

19 June 2015 – The ARTES Neosat programme is on schedule, and the first two next-generation geostationary satellites based on the new platform are being built for launch by 2019.

Next stage for Neosat

Airbus Defence and Space and Thales Alenia Space sign a contract with ESA for the next stage in the development of the Neosat next-generation satellite platform.


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