Boeing to Begin Assembly of Electric Satellites

BoeingLogo1 EbizBoeing Co. plans to start the assembly of all-electric satellites following a design check, Defense Systems reported Thursday.

The publication reports that review is intended to ensure the 702 small platform satellite fulfill the customers’ requirements.

Boeing’s customers thus far include satellite service providers, according to the report.

Boeing is also working with the U.S. Air Force to leverage the satellite technology to reduce the overall cost of military satellites.

The satellite, first announced in 2012, is slated for an initial launch in 2015, the Journal reports.

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