October 29, 2019 – Thales Alenia Space has signed a letter of agreement with Eutelsat Communications for the procurement of a new all-electric satellite, EUTELSAT 10B. The EUTELSAT 10B satellite is based on the Spacebus NEO Thales Alenia Space product line and will address particularly HTS (High Throughput Services) missions over Europe, the Mediterranean basin, the Middle East as well as over the Atlantic Ocean, Africa and the Indian Ocean. Two of the satellite’s payloads will be to provide timely continuity of services, in C and Ku Bands, on EUTELSAT 10A. The HTS missions will allow Eutelsat to access new customers and markets, delivering high capacity Ku Band mobility services in Aviation and Maritime. The missions will be supported by a digital 14kW multibeam digital payload allowing dynamic service allocation, essential to provide extensive flexibility and robustness with respect to market evolutions. A Thales Alenia Space SpaceFlexTM VHTS Processor of 5th generation will be integrated at the heart of the payload, achieving high flexibility performance and efficiency in throughput and bandwidth. Scheduled to be launched in 2022, EUTELSAT 10B will be located at 10°E, for a lifespan of at least 15 years.