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Eutelsat Quantum

British astronaut hails ‘groundbreaking’ Airbus satellite

LONDON: British astronaut Tim Peake hailed a "groundbreaking" satellite being built by Airbus which its developers say will bring an unprecedented level of flexibility to space telecommunications. The Eutelsat Quantum satellite is being put together by the multinational company in Portsmouth, on the south coast of England, where it was unveiled on Monday ahead of transfer to France for testing later this year. When launched in 2019 it will for the first time allow a commercial satellite to be fully reconfigurable while…