Cannes, January 17, 2020 – The all-electric EUTELSAT KONNECT telecommunications satellite has been successfully launched by Arianespace from the Guiana Space Center, Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana (South America). EUTELSAT KONNECT was built by Thales Alenia Space, acting as prime contractor for Eutelsat Communications. From geostationary orbit, this satellite will provide large-scale coverage of high-speed Internet markets across Africa and Europe.
Madrid, January 10, 2020 – HISPASAT, the Spanish satellite telecommunications operator, has awarded to Thales Alenia Space, a joint venture between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%), the construction of the Amazonas Nexus satellite, which will replace and expand the capacities of Amazonas 2 satellite, in orbit at 61º West. The contract has been signed today in Madrid, with Thales Alenia Space winning the award against an international field of competitors.