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  • Pillar of strength for Europe’s all-electric satellites

    Three of Europe’s latest line of all-electric Spacebus Neo satellites are in production, proving new materials and industry cooperation.

  • 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.