European Space Agency

New website launched showcasing the Alphasat public-private space project


To find out more about the latest in the development and launch plans for Alphasat, please take a look at the new website devoted to showcasing the public-private partnership between ESA and UK operator Inmarsat.

The launch of the largest European telecom satellite will take place this summer. Alphasat will provide high data rate services for aeronautical, land and maritime users across Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East with its new generation advanced geomobile communications payload.
The partnership provides ESA with an opportunity to validate the new Alphabus platform, as well as hosting four Technology Demonstration Payloads. The partnerships and projects necessary to develop and provide flight heritage for the Alphabus platform and Alphasat’s technology payloads have been supported under ESA’s ARTES 8.

To find out more about the history of the development of Alphasat and the plans for its launch this summer please take a look at the new website here


Event Date

27 May 2013
Published 14 June 2013
Last updated at 14 June 2013 - 14:59