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ARTES 8 Alphabus/Alphasat

Alphasat is Europe's largest telecommunications satellite, exceeding 6.6 tonnes at launch. Its solar array, spanning 40 m, generates more than 12 kW of power. The ARTES 8 Alphasat programme is devoted to the development and deployment of this ground-breaking geostationary satellite.

News and Events

First commercial airline for Alphasat air safety service

27 October 2014 Hawaiian Airlines (USA) has announced it will be the first commercial airline installing Inmarsat’s (UK) SwiftBroadband-Safety, a new air safety service for trans-oceanic flights that has been designed and developed through the Alphasat Private Public Partnership between Inmarsat and ESA.

NetCaster brings live yacht racing action to Fastnet fans

13 September 2013 Netcaster, an innovative new solution for iphones and ipads, developed by Livewire Digital, brought live action video and images from competitiors in the Rolex Fastnet yacht race to fans around the world.

Alphasat's journey to meet its launcher

03 July 2013 Alphasat travels to Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana and is tested and fuelled ready for the launch on Ariane 5, scheduled for 25 July.

New website launched showcasing the Alphasat public-private space project

27 May 2013 Find out more about the latest in the development and launch plans for Alphasat at the dedicated Alphasat website.

Alphasat website
Alphasat Brochure
Alphabus video
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