Eutelsat Quantum: Humanities First-Fully SD Reconfigurable Satellite


Guildford-based Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) has completed the construction of the platform for the Eutelsat Quantum satellite, the world’s first-fully software-defined reconfigurable satellite.

The Eutelsat Quantum satellite could potentially be the start of a new era of commercial satellite technology, as it can be reprogrammed to suit industry requirements while still in orbit.

Earth command will be able to control four key features; power, coverage, frequency and bandwidth. All of these features can be reconfigured to suit the changing commercial needs on the planet’s surface.

Following on years of research from a major collaboration between the UK Space Agency, European Space

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