SES to adopt digital satellite payloads

Martin Halliwell, SES’s CTO, says the operator plans on launching fully digitised payloads, cutting out almost all of the cabling, eliminating more than 100 frequency converters, switches and filters – and saving a huge amount in terms of launch costs. In other words, SES will use software-based switching for these ‘next-generation’ satellites, and on-board digital […]

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