in ,

Lockheed Tests Arabsat Comms Satellite

Lockheed Tests Arabsat Comms Satellite - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Lockheed Tests Arabsat Comms Satellite - top government contractors - best government contracting eventLockheed Martin has started a testing a communications satellite that the company currently develops for Saudi Arabia-based satellite operator Arabsat.

Lockheed said Tuesday the Arabsat-6A satellite will undergo a series of tests at the company’s Sunnyvale, California facility to validate whether the spacecraft is ready to operate in orbit.

Arabsat CEO Khalid Balkheyour said Arabsat-6A will join the company’s existing satellite fleet that works to deliver internet, television, radio and telecommunication services to customers across the Middle East, Africa and Europe.

Arabsat-6A is one of two satellites in the Arabsat-6G program and is the second spacecraft based on Lockheed’s modernized LM 2100 series that has completed assembly.

Lockheed also finished assembling the other Arabsat-6G satellite, dubbed Hellas Sat 4/SaudiGeoSat-1, and shipped the platform to Sunnyvale in November 2017 for testing.

The company aims to complete tests of Arabsat-6A and prepare the satellite for delivery to the launch site in late 2018.

ExecutiveBiz Logo

Sign Up Now! ExecutiveBiz provides you with Daily Updates and News Briefings about Industry News

mm

Written by Ramona Adams

Lockheed Tests Arabsat Comms Satellite - top government contractors - best government contracting event
NASA Sets GOES-S Weather Satellite Launch for March 1
Lockheed Tests Arabsat Comms Satellite - top government contractors - best government contracting event
Globecomm Joins AWS Partner Network