European Space Agency

Alphasat Services and Ground Segment Presentations Day announced


ESA´s ESTEC facility in Noordwijk, The Netherlands will be host to the Alphasat Services and Ground Segment Presentations Day on 1 November, 2012. This workshop will include demonstrations over satellite of the services and technologies that have been developed through ESA´s ARTES programme in cooperation with Inmarsat and its industrial partners.

The Alphasat services and ground segment developments cover the design and development of new services, ground segment infrastructure, user terminal technology and applications for the new Alphasat I-XL satellite, being developed through a Public Private Partnership (PPP) between Inmarsat and ESA.

Alphasat I-XL will be integrated into the Inmarsat satellite fleet to provide mobile satellite communications services for users in the maritime, land and aviation sectors. It will provide coverage over Europe, Asia, Africa and Middle East.

Alphasat uses Alphabus, the new European high-power telecommunications platform jointly developed by Astrium and Thales Alenia Space under a joint ESA and CNES contract. The platform offers up to 22 KW payload power and can support a payload mass of up to 1400 kg. Alphabus is the coordinated European response to the increased market demand for larger telecommunication payloads.

Presentations from Inmarsat and its industrial team will take place in the Erasmus Auditorium conference room at ESTEC. For an agenda of events, click here.

Please confirm your attendance by filling in the online registration form.

For more information, see the links in the column to the right.


Event Date

11 October 2012
Published 11 October 2012
Last updated at 11 October 2012 - 16:20