Thaicom Contracts Airbus for a OneSat

Thaicom Public Company Limited, a prominent Asian satellite operator and space technology company, has chosen Airbus to develop its next-generation software-defined high throughput satellite.

Airbus will deliver a fully reconfigurable OneSat, designed to provide extended connectivity in the Ku-band across the Asia-Pacific region, catering to millions of users. With the launch and operation of eight geostationary satellites under its belt, Thaicom’s OneSat marks its first flexible satellite. This flexibility enables greater adaptability in terms of coverage, frequency, and capacity, which is especially crucial in a dynamic region like the Asia-Pacific.

Jean-Marc Nasr, Head of Airbus Space Systems, expressed the importance of the contract, stating that it is the ninth order for Airbus’ groundbreaking OneSat product line. OneSat offers full reconfigurability while in orbit, providing unparalleled performance. By collaborating with Thaicom, Airbus aims to enhance satellite connectivity across the Asia-Pacific region.

The fully reconfigurable nature of OneSat allows operators, like Thaicom, to respond to changing market demands and optimize satellite performance according to evolving requirements. The adaptability of these satellites is a significant advantage, especially in regions with high user demand and constantly changing connectivity needs.

Thaicom’s decision to partner with Airbus reflects the recognition of Airbus’ expertise in satellite technology and their ability to deliver cutting-edge, reliable, and adaptable solutions. The contract signifies Airbus’ continued market leadership in the satellite industry and further strengthens its reputation as a trusted partner for satellite operators worldwide.

As the demand for satellite connectivity continues to grow, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region, Thaicom’s investment in the OneSat illustrates its commitment to delivering high-quality, reliable, and flexible satellite services to its customers. This collaboration is set to enhance communication capabilities and foster connectivity across the region.