(Eurostar Neo - the Second Generation Platform for Telecommunication Satellites)
Eurostar Neo is a programme aimed at creating a new generation of a platform for telecommunication satellites. It is a part of the “NeoSat” initiative led by ESA and French CNES agency. The new platform is to be 30% less expensive, in comparison with the designs used now, also offering a greater capability when it comes to the carried loads. Airbus Defence and Space remains the prime contractor within the project, the company is a global leader in the area of space technologies.
Role of Astri Polska: Astri Polska role was to deliver 4 electronic devices for this programme - 2 types of hardware, 2 pieces of each type. The role of the devices is to simulate the electronic interface of the satellite platform, with special attention paid to the onboard computer and power management system. Furthermore, the hardware would also be designed for the purpose of testing the satellite avionics.
The project is funded by European Space Agency. The view expressed herein is an Astri Polska promotional information and can in no way be taken to reflect the official opinion of the European Space Agency.