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Airbus Wins $600M Inmarsat Satellite Production Contract; Rupert Pearce Comments

Airbus Wins $600M Inmarsat Satellite Production Contract; Rupert Pearce Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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AEHF satelliteAirbus“™ defense and space business has won a potential $600 million contract from Inmarsat to construct the first two communications satellites for integration with the Inmarsat-6 satellite constellation.

The two I-6 satellites will work to provide Ka- and L-band mobile communications services to Inmarsat clients, Inmarsat said Wednesday.

Airbus is scheduled to hand over the first satellite, I-6 F1, to Inmarsat by 2020 and will host the I-6 constellation payloads through its Eurostar E3000e satellite bus.

Inmarsat CEO Rupert Pearce said the company expects the new satellites to expand the delivery of Ka- and L-band services to customers and further leverage the firm“™s Global Xpress constellation.

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Written by Jane Edwards

is a staff writer at Executive Mosaic, where she writes for ExecutiveBiz about IT modernization, cybersecurity, space procurement and industry leaders’ perspectives on government technology trends.

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