Alphasat is a European telecommunications satellite designed with the Alphabus platform.
Inmarsat awarded a contract to EADS Astrium Satellites for a first use of the platform Alphabus. The satellite is named Alphasat I-XL, and will augment Inmarsat's Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) service. The satellite will support a new generation of mobile technologies and enable communications across Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
It was launched on 25 July 2013. At launch date it was one of the biggest geostationary telecom satellites.