Airbus: We expect to keep 40% share of annual global market of 15-18 satellites; optical feeder links a priority

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Airbus expects the annual market for commercial GEO-orbit telecommunications satellites to total 15-18 satellites in 2021 and to stay there for several years, with the company aiming to capture 40% of it.

Airbus has revamped its telecommunications satellite offer, now based on its all-electric Eurostar NEO product, for larger-capacity missions; and the OneSat flexible payload spacecraft that Airbus has promised will revamp the way telecommunications satellites are built, purchased and launched:

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