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Ken Lee: Orbital ATK to Build 11th Comms Satellite for Intelsat

Ken Lee: Orbital ATK to Build 11th Comms Satellite for Intelsat - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Ken Lee: Orbital ATK to Build 11th Comms Satellite for Intelsat - top government contractors - best government contracting eventIntelsat has awarded Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) a contract to build a communications satellite based on the latter company’s GEOStar-2 platform.

Orbital ATK said Monday it will design, construct and test Intelsat’s future Galaxy 30  satellite at a Dulles, Virginia-based manufacturing facility.

“Galaxy 30 will be the 11th satellite Orbital ATK has built for Intelsat, and represents the first satellite in the Galaxy fleet replacement program,” said Ken Lee, senior vice president for Intelsat’s space systems business.

“In addition to its C-band payload, Galaxy 30 includes Ku- and Ka-band payloads to support broadband applications,” Lee added.

Intelsat aims to launch the satellite by early 2020 to deliver video services across the North American market.

Orbital ATK noted Galaxy 30 will be the 41st commercial spacecraft the company has developed to date.

The company’s commercial geosynchronous communications satellite offerings are designed to support business data networking, cable program distribution, direct-to-home TV broadcasting and mobile communications.

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