PARIS — Satellite fleet operators Intelsat and Eutelsat agreed to share their potentially conflicting rights to the 48 degrees east orbital slot by allowing Intelsat to commercialize half the capacity on Eutelsat’s Quantum flexible-payload satellite to launch late this year.

Quantum will be among the first of the new-generation flexible satellites allowing operators wide discretion on whether to focus satellite beams and on-board power based on the evolution of business.

Under the agreement announced Jul 30, Intelsat has rights to purchase, at . . .

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