ThaiCom has announced its selection of the OneSat satellite from Airbus Space Systems for its ThaiCom 9 satellite, which will provide services in the 119.5-degree East geostationary orbit. The satellite is expected to be delivered by 2027.
OneSat is a satellite developed by Airbus in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA) and the United Kingdom. It stands out for its customizable modules and software that can be updated even after being in orbit. The satellite underwent testing in 2022. ThaiCom’s satellite, known as OneSat 9, will join other customers of OneSat such as Inmarsat, Optus from Australia, and SKY Perfect from Japan.
Airbus has a long history in satellite communication, with previous projects including the Eurostar satellite for geostationary orbit and the OneWeb satellite for low Earth orbit.
TLDR: ThaiCom has chosen Airbus’ OneSat satellite for its ThaiCom 9 satellite, which will operate in the 119.5-degree East geostationary orbit. OneSat is a highly customizable satellite developed in collaboration with ESA and the United Kingdom. ThaiCom’s satellite will join other customers of OneSat like Inmarsat, Optus, and SKY Perfect. Airbus has a strong presence in satellite communication, with previous projects including Eurostar and OneWeb.