Flexible satellite payloads:
regenerative and reconfigurable
On-board processors hold the key to flexible communication payloads for digital signal processing on satellites. By processing the signals, they can be regenerated and, if required, relayed. This in turn allows for a more efficient use of satellite capacity. In addition, it is possible to reconfigure the on-board processors while they are in orbit, meaning that the satellites can be reprogrammed at any time from the ground for use in other applications or with modified regional coverage.