VIDEO: Thales Alenia Space unveils Spacebus NEO at SATELLITE 2015
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All-electric Spacebus NEO!
Spacebus NEO is Thales Alenia Space's new family of platforms for geostationary telecom satellites. It will be available in different versions, one with all-electric propulsion.
A wide variety of configurations
These new platforms will be available in a range of versions for all types of geostationary satellites, from small to extra-large. Operators can choose the configuration that matches their needs, from all-electric to all-chemical propulsion, as well as hybrid models. Starting in 2016, they will be ready to handle payloads up to 2 metric tons, with onboard power up to 20 kW.
The all-electric Spacebus NEO will be commercialized starting in mid-2015. It can handle payloads exceeding 1,400 kg, with more than 16 kW of power.