Eutelsat Konnect VHTS

Launch Time
Wed Sep 07, 2022 21:45 UTC

Flight VA258.


Ariane 5 ECA
Image Credit: Arianespace
Status: Retired
Price: $200.0 million
Liftoff Thrust: 15,120 kN
Payload to LEO: 21,000 kg
Payload to GTO: 10,500 kg
Stages: 2
Strap-ons: 2
Rocket Height: 53.0 m
Fairing Diameter: 5.4 m
Fairing Height: 17.0 m

Mission Details

Eutelsat Konnect VHTS

Eutelsat Communications ordered in April a new-generation high-throughput Ka-band satellite called Eutelsat Konnect VHTS from Thales Alenia Space to serve Europe with a Ka-band capacity of 500 Gbps.

The 6400 kg satellite will use Thales Alenia Space's new Spacebus-Neo platform and will be launched in 2021. It will use the most powerful onboard digital processor ever put in orbit, offering capacity allocation flexibility, optimal spectrum use, and progressive ground network deployment. Thales Alenia Space will also develop a satellite and ground segment solution.

The investment in KONNECT VHTS replaces the project of a joint investment with ViaSat in the ViaSat 3-EMEA satellite for Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.

Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 6,400.0 kg
Geostationary Transfer Orbit


ELA-3, Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana, France



114th orbital launch attempt


292nd mission
3rd mission of 2022
281st successful mission
12th consecutive successful mission

Ariane 5

114th mission
2nd mission of 2022
109th successful mission
17th consecutive successful mission