Intelsat Chooses SWISSto12 to Build Intelsat 45
Intelsat, operator of one of the world’s largest integrated satellite and terrestrial networks and leading provider of inflight connectivity (IFC), today announced that scale-up manufacturer SWISSto12 will produce the Intelsat 45 satellite (IS-45). With the order, Intelsat becomes the first commercial customer for the innovative HummingSat geostationary (GEO) telecommunications product.
This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20221107005851/en/
Made with additive manufactured products, HummingSat complements much larger legacy spacecraft, boosting and expanding capacity where needed (Photo: Business Wire)
Scheduled for launch in 2025, Intelsat 45 will provide Ku-band fixed-satellite services enabling Intelsat to provide specialized and efficient service to Media and Network customers.
“The SWISSto12 product brings two innovations to meet our business needs,” said Jean-Luc Froeliger, SVP of Space Systems, Intelsat. “The small size addresses a gap in our fleet strategy, enabling us to be increasingly more targeted to meet specific customer requirements. In addition, the additive-manufacturing process used for this spacecraft is paving the way for faster satellite build cycles in the future. We are confident in the HummingSat technology and want to support the success of new players in the field of commercial communication satellites.”
HummingSats are just over one cubic meter in volume, one-tenth the size of conventional satellites placed in geostationary orbit. SWISSto12 is developing the satellites in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA) through its public-private-partnership program. Each HummingSat is designed to launch as a rideshare mission on a rocket carrying one or more large spacecraft to GEO transfer orbit. The new satellite product line recently passed its system requirements review, assessed by a panel of ESA experts.
Dr. Emile de Rijk, SWISSto12 founder and CEO: “The award of the IS-45 program by Intelsat is a landmark moment for SWISSto12. We are humbled to embark on this journey with Intelsat, who are the foundational architects of satellite communications. It is unprecedented for a specialist high growth scale-up to secure a contract of this depth with a leading telecommunications operator. It provides a solid start to our HummingSat product line to open a new chapter in the satellite communications industry.”
As the foundational architects of satellite technology, Intelsat operates the world’s most trusted satellite telecom network. We apply our unparalleled expertise and global scale to connect people, businesses, and communities, no matter how difficult the challenge. Intelsat is building the future of global communications with the world’s first hybrid, multi-orbit, software-defined 5G network designed for simple, seamless, and secure coverage precisely when and where our customers most need it. Follow the leader in global connectivity and “Imagine Here,” with us, at Intelsat.com.
SWISSto12 is a leading manufacturer of advanced satellite payloads and systems, including the HummingSat: a small yet powerful geostationary telecommunications satellite. The company’s satellites and payloads benefit from unique and patented 3D printing technologies and associated Radio Frequency (RF) product designs that deliver lightweight, compact, highly performing, and competitive RF functionality.
Besides its space portfolio, the company is also active in telecommunications, surveillance and radar applications for the aeronautic industry. SWISSto12 has developed commercially with success in Europe, the USA and Israel and is the fastest growing Swiss aerospace company. SWISSto12 spun off in 2011 from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), is privately owned and backed by prominent Swiss and European Investors. Learn more about us: www.swissto12.com
Follow Us on Social Media:
To view this piece of content from cts.businesswire.com, please give your consent at the top of this page.
Melissa Longo - email@example.com; +1 240-308-1881
About Business Wire
(c) 2018 Business Wire, Inc., All rights reserved.
Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the global leader in multiplatform press release distribution.
Subscribe to releases from Business Wire
Subscribe to all the latest releases from Business Wire by registering your e-mail address below. You can unsubscribe at any time.
Latest releases from Business Wire
Nordic Companies Warm to Automation as Platforms Evolve8.12.2022 10:00:00 CET | Press release
Enterprise use of AI-powered automation platforms has soared over the past year in the Nordics, although challenges to enterprise and public sector adoption remain, according to a new research report published today by Information Services Group (ISG) (Nasdaq: III), a leading global technology research and advisory firm. The 2022 ISG Provider Lens™ Intelligent Automation — Platforms and Products report for the Nordics finds that the recent surge in adoption has been triggered by several converging factors. The high cost of labor in the Nordics has generated demand for automation to replace some tasks, while enterprises are also embracing the new technologies to ensure employee well-being and productivity as they ask team members to return to the office. These trends are accelerating against the backdrop of a general move toward enterprise digital transformation across the Nordics and other developed regions. “Intelligent automation is meeting emerging needs at companies in the Nordics,
REPLY: Arlanis Reply Named Salesforce Implementation Partner of the Year and Community Impact Partner of the Year8.12.2022 09:30:00 CET | Press release
Arlanis Reply, the Reply Group company specialized in Salesforce solutions and services, has been recognized with two awards from Salesforce for its outstanding performance as a partner in the categories "Salesforce Implementation Partner of the Year" and "Community Impact Partner of the Year" in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. With these Partner Awards, Salesforce annually honours partner companies that have demonstrated exceptional commitment to consistently delivering high-quality implementations and business outcomes for their clients. The award for the "Salesforce Implementation Partner" was given in recognition of the variety, complexity and number of customer projects with the highest customer satisfaction. As a long-standing Salesforce Consulting Partner, Arlanis Reply convinced the jury with profound expertise and comprehensive knowledge of the entire Salesforce portfolio – as well as high quality in numerous, cross-industry customer projects. The second "Community Impact Pa
ADVA’s new OSA 3350 SePRC ™ optical cesium clock breaks records with industry’s longest holdover8.12.2022 09:00:00 CET | Press release
ADVA (FSE: ADV) today launched its latest optical cesium atomic clock solution, providing unprecedented protection for critical network infrastructure systems that rely on synchronization from GNSS. The new OSA 3350 Super ePRC (SePRC™) delivers extensive timing holdover with high-performance stability and lifetime that significantly outperforms any other solution on the market. It offers a vital lifeline to time-as-a-service (TaaS) and GNSS-backup-as-a-service (GBaaS) providers, defense organizations, communication network operators, power utilities and transportation network operators looking to mitigate the risk of jamming and spoofing attacks. As a GBaaS solution, the OSA 3350 SePRC™ provides a backup to satellite-based synchronization, helping prevent severe harm to businesses and society that long GNSS outages can cause. The new device will enable the most robust PNT solution on the market. “Across all nations, our well-being and safety are more dependent than ever on critical net
Record-Breaking Demand for Alternative Residence and Citizenship8.12.2022 08:39:00 CET | Press release
The number of high-net-worth individuals enquiring about investment migration options has more than doubled since the coronavirus was first reported three years ago, with record numbers of wealthy international investors now looking to diversify their residence and citizenship options amid unprecedented global volatility. Henley & Partners has also seen a huge surge in interest and applications from citizens of highly developed countries such as Canada, the UK, and the US compared to pre-pandemic times, with Americans now the top client nationality seeking alternative residence and/or additional citizenship. Henley & Partners CEO Dr. Juerg Steffen says with many economies now in a post-pandemic phase plagued by security, political, and economic risks, wealthy families are revisiting their priorities to ensure that their legacies, wealth, and lifestyles are protected and future-proofed. “For high-net-worth investors, the optionality of living in or conducting business in a country of th
Primary endpoint met in the CLEAR Outcomes Trial of bempedoic acid showing statistically significant relative risk reduction in major adverse CV events8.12.2022 08:00:00 CET | Press release
Daiichi Sankyo Europe, (hereafter, Daiichi Sankyo) announced today that the primary endpoint was met in the Phase 3 cardiovascular CLEAR (Cholesterol Lowering via Bempedoic acid, an ATP citrate lyase (ACL)-Inhibiting Regimen) Outcomes Trial, demonstrating statistically significant relative risk reduction in major adverse CV events (MACE-4) in patients treated with 180 mg/day bempedoic acid compared to placebo (with no or very low statin background).1,3 Comprehensive data from the CLEAR Outcomes Trial, led by US-based biotech company Esperion Therapeutics Inc., will be presented at a key medical congress in early 2023 and subsequently submitted to applicable regulatory authorities. The initial findings from the data indicate that bempedoic acid is the first oral, ACL inhibitor known to reduce both LDL-C levels and risk of major adverse CV events.1 The findings are congruent with previous significant evidence and the latest clinical guidelines highlighting that the lower a person’s LDL-C