Thales: satellite delivery for Neosat program
(CercleFinance.com) - Thales Alenia Space announces the arrival of the first container to transport the new range of Spacebus NEO telecommunications satellites.
"This new shipping container measures an impressive 14 x 5.4 x 4.2 meters and weighs 23 metric tons empty, or 30 to 37 metric tons with a satellite. It will be used for the first time on Eutelsat's Konnect satellite," Thales said.
"The satellite in its container will be transported from the Thales Alenia Space plant to the Nice airport, where it will be loaded on a huge Antonov ANT 124 cargo plane. After a flight lasting about 15 hours, the satellite will then be transported from the Félix Eboué airport to the Guiana Space Center, Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, to start its launch campaign," it added.
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