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Airbus’ U.S. space and defense business has been selected by Northrop Grumman to produce satellite platforms for the Space Development Agency’s low Earth orbit constellation. Airbus U.S. Space & Defense will deliver 42 satellite platforms and provide vehicle assembly, integration and testing services in support of SDA’s Transport Layer Tranche 1 network of optically-interconnected space […] More
Robert Geckle, chairman and CEO of Airbus U.S. Space & Defense, said the company is planning to produce satellite laser communications terminals in the U.S. in the next couple of years, Breaking Defense reported Tuesday. “I’m seeing a real strong demand signal for laser comms, for investment in laser communication terminals. Also star trackers, also […] More
Robert Geckle, chairman and CEO of Airbus U.S. Space & Defense, recently spoke with ExecutiveBiz regarding the core values that drive the company’s culture as well as how Airbus is addressing the challenge of recruitment and talent retention in the highly competitive federal marketplace. In addition, Robert Geckle discussed the company’s strategic goals for the rest of 2022 […] More
Airbus will use a manufacturing facility in Arkansas to produce the aerial refueling boom system for Lockheed Martin’s offering for a U.S. Air Force strategic tanker program. The Arkansas-built boom system will be integrated into the LMXT strategic tanker aircraft during the second phase of the plane’s assembly and configuration process, Lockheed said Wednesday. The […] More
Mynaric will host and demonstrate its optical communications terminal on a functional testbed, dubbed Bartolomeo, on the International Space Station under a contract with Airbus’ U.S. space and defense business. Mynaric said Thursday it will demonstrate and test a range of space-based laser communications use cases of its Condor Mk2 terminal, which will be hosted […] More
An Airbus affiliate has signed a $50 million contract to develop a power system for the crew module Northrop Grumman will build to function as a key component of NASA’s Gateway lunar space station. Crisa, which operates under Airbus’ defense and space division, will produce the power management and distribution technology for integration into the […] More
Voyager Space has appointed Dirk Hoke, former CEO of Airbus’ defense and space business, to its advisory board. In his new position, Hoke will leverage his 25 years of industry experience to advise Voyager Space on its expansion efforts in alignment with the company’s mission of creating a vertically integrated and publicly traded NewSpace company. Dylan Taylor, […] More
Nine companies across North America and Europe have formed a partnership that seeks to take part in NATO’s Alliance Future Surveillance and Control program. The Atlantic Strategic Partnership for Advanced All-domain Resilient Operations will bid to conduct risk reduction and feasibility studies to help inform NATO’s future tactical surveillance, command and control capabilities, Airbus, which […] More
Airbus‘ defense and space division has partnered with Mercury Systems to study, develop, demonstrate, verify and certify technologies for autonomous flights. The two companies said Tuesday they will jointly work on autonomous and flight control programs with a focus on algorithms and the environments where the systems will operate. Airbus and Mercury have signed a […] More

James Hinds, CEO of a joint venture between Airbus and OneWeb, has joined the board of directors of Space and Satellite Professionals International, an association working to bolster the space industry's workforce. Hinds has been Airbus OneWeb Satellites' chief executive since January, when he was promoted from his role as the company's chief operating officer, SSPI said Wednesday.

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