Thaicom Selects Airbus for New Generation Satellite

October 2023

Thaicom Public Company Limited, a leading Asian satellite and space technology company based in Thailand, recently announced the selection of Airbus, a European leader in defense and security and one of the world’s leading space businesses, for building its new generation software-defined high throughput satellite at 119.5 Degrees East orbital slot.

Thaicom’s subsidiary, Space Tech Innovation Limited (STI), has signed a contract with Airbus Space Systems to design and manufacture its new satellite, as well as provide ground control segment components. Airbus will provide one of its latest designed satellites, a fully reconfigurable OneSat which is capable of adjusting the coverage area, capacity, and frequency “on the fly” to respond to future challenges by enabling the adoption of new technologies while the satellite is in orbit. The satellite will provide extended connectivity in Ku-band over the Asia-Pacific region for Thaicom’s customers and partners across the Asia Pacific.  Airbus plans to deliver the satellite in 2027.

According to Thaicom’s Chief Executive Officer, the new generation of software-defined high throughput satellites (HTS) will allow flexibility and instant reconfiguration to adapt dynamically to the service areas and will provide a significant confidence boost for Thaicom’s valued customers and partners throughout Asia Pacific.

The Head of Airbus Space Systems added that this contract with Thaicom is the ninth order Airbus’ OneSat product line, which is fully reconfigurable in orbit.

(Source: Thaicom Public Company Limited)

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