Review of possible replacement strategies of telecom constellations


Rainjonneau S. *, Cote J. **, Martinot V. ***

Thales Alenia Space, France



A bit more than ten years after the deployment of the first constellations of satellites in the field of telecommunications, there is a need to re-populate them with a second generation to ensure the continuity of service. Thales Alenia Space is aware of this need as it has been strongly involved in this field in the late 90's and has always kept an active leading part in the reflections on constellations. In that context, this article presents a review of possible replacement strategies of telecom constellations, after having exposed the complexity of the process by enumerating some of the constraints that apply to this critical phase in terms of service.

Download — informational site MAI

Copyright © 2000-2024 by MAI