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Eutelsat Konnect


Designation 45027 / 20005B
Launch date 16 Jan 2020
Country of origin Europe
Mission Telecommunications
Geostationary orbit see below
Launch vehicle Ariane VA251

75 Gbps capacity, went operational in Nov 2020.

Will allow the operator to provide Internet access services for both companies and individuals at up to 100 Mbps. In Africa, it will also allow several users to share an Internet connection via public Wi-Fi hotspots; a service sold via coupons that can be paid on their mobile phones. To cover 39 countries in Africa and 15 countries in Europe.

Orange France (via Nordnet) has purchased all available capacity for the French spots to launch a service in Jan 2021 (30 Mbps). The service will be transfered to Konnect VHTS in 2022/2023.
Telecom Italia purchased all the capacity covering Italy and secured rights to the same coverage for Konnect VHTS.


Begin End Position
Jul 2020 (still there in Nov 2023) 7.2°E
planned   13°E

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Technical data


Prime contractor Thales Alenia Space
Platform Spacebus Neo 100
Mass at launch 3620 kg
Dry mass  
Solar array  
Stabilization 3-axis
DC power all-electric
Design lifetime 15 years


Main transponders  
Backup transponders  
Coverage Africa
Western Europe
EIRP max  
Frequencies Uplink:

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