Eurostar 3000 satellite including main satellite bus & two antennas, made by EADS Astrium Ltd, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England, 2000
This is a partly complete satellite that had been ordered from EADS Astrium Ltd by the Intelsat company and then cancelled before completion. The Eurostar 3000 is a very successful generic telecommunications satellite design capable of being repurposed for a customer's specific requirements. The satellite carries two large reflectors contoured so as to shape the broadcast signals to their targetted land areas. This example was hoisted into the Museum through a removed gallery on the second floor. The heritage of Eurostar 3000 can be traced back through a series of satellite designs to the 1970s and the EADS Astrium company's prdecessors.