Eutelsat Quantum - the first satellite fully customizable in orbit
February 26, the British astronaut Tim Piquet welcomed the satellite, created by Airbus. The developers claim that it will bring an unprecedented level of flexibility to space telecommunications.
Satellite Eutelsat Quantum plan to launch in 2019. With it, for the first time, it will be possible to completely reconfigure a space satellite in orbit. Moreover, operators will be able to change key elements in real time. The new technology will also allow adapting to various regulatory constraints around the world and adapting to changing market conditions. The initial duration of operation is 15 years. Among the innovations, for example, is the ability of passengers to connect to the Internet in flight over the Pacific Ocean. In 2015, Piquet became the first astronaut of the British Space Agency to visit the ISS. He says that cooperation will continue after the exit of Britain from the EU. He also added that this is an example of the fact that Britain will strive to retain the primacy of innovation in the space industry.