Astri Polska delivered the last of four electronic devices (EGSE) contracted within the NeoSat (Eurostar Neo) programme. The contract value was 5 mln PLN (1,2 mln EUR).
The Eurostar Neo programme aims to develop the new generation platform of the telecommunication satellites. The new platform will be 30% less expensive, in comparison with the designs used so-far, also offering a better capability regarding the payload. The prime contractor of the Eurostar Neo programme is Airbus Defence and Space.
Within the contract, Astri Polska delivered 2 types of EGSE’s: two Simulated Electrical Flight Model and two Simulation Front End. The role of the devices will be to validate the electronic systems of the satellites.
– Delivery of hardware for the Eurostar Neo satellites is a major milestone in the history of the industrial involvement of the Polish companies in the European space programmes. It does not happen often that the Polish companies deliver readymade products for the satellites that are going to be used by telecom companies around the world. The telecommunications segment is also a very demanding area of the space market. The commercial customers do not accept any compromise when it comes to the quality of the requested products. We are happy that we’ve been able to deliver systems that met those requirements. – Jacek Mandas, Astri Polska CEO