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Eutelsat Communications has selected Orbital ATK and Airbus to develop a new satellite on the 5° West orbital position that will cater to video markets in Europe and North Africa. Eutelsat said Tuesday Airbus will construct the satellite’s payload and Orbital ATK will manufacture the platform of the EUTELSAT 5 West B which will be launched in 2018 […] More
Airbus Group‘s defense and space division will design and produce an electric telecommunications satellite for satellite operator Eutelsat as they prepare for its launch in early 2017. EUTELSAT 172B would be the first European satellite to use electric propulsion in performing orbit-raising and on-orbit maneuvers, Airbus said Thursday. According to François Auque, head of space systems at Airbus Defence and […] More
A Kratos Defense and Security Solutions subsidiary has won a contract to help Eutelsat refresh its radio frequency interference geolocator over the next five years. SAT Corp. will update systems, maintain software and provide technical support to Eutelsat for the satID platform, Kratos said Thursday. SatID works to pinpoint interference sources using satellite technology and SAT Corp. will help upgrade the system […] More
L3Harris Technologies has selected the defense unit of NXT Communications to provide an electronically steerable antenna intended to support mobile connectivity among warfighters of the Department of Defense. NXTCOMM Defense’s small form factor ESA has no moving parts and is designed to function in various satellites on the geosynchronous, low, medium and high earth orbit, […] More
A consortium of satellite operators has proposed obligating up to 200 megahertz of C-band spectrum to support the deployment of 5G terrestrial services in the U.S. Intelsat said Monday the updated proposal is an 80 percent increase from the C-Band Alliance’s original plan to repurpose a portion of the 3.7K to 4.2K MHz frequency band in the […] More
Intelsat, SES, Eutelsat and Telesat have formed a consortium that will implement a proposal to obligate a portion of C-band spectrum for 5G terrestrial services. Intelsat said Monday the C-Band Alliance will facilitate technical and commercial processes to clear a portion of the 3.7K to 4.2K megahertz frequency band in the U.S. to open the […] More
Raytheon has integrated a navigation payload into the Federal Aviation Administration‘s Wide Area Augmentation System that works to support global positioning system functions. Geosynchronous Earth Orbiting 5‘s payload is designed to address GPS satellite signal ionospheric disturbances, timing issues and minor orbit adjustments, the company said Thursday. The technology is part of the Raytheon-managed GEO 5 system […] More
Orbital ATK‘s Space Logistics subsidiary has obtained initial approval from the Federal Communications Commission to conduct in-orbit servicing on an Intelsat satellite, SpaceNews reported Tuesday. FCC authorized Space Logistics’ Mission Extension Vehicle-1 spacecraft to perform rendezvous, proximity operations, and docking with the Intelsat-901 satellite in a graveyard orbit, the report said. Joe Anderson, Space Logistics vice president of […] More
Orbital ATK has begun assembly work on an in-space satellite servicing vehicle after the company received approximately 75 percent of payload and platform components through its Virginia-based manufacturing facility. Orbital ATK said Monday it is scheduled to launch the Mission Extension Vehicle-1 in late 2018 to provide satellite extension services to Intelsat by early 2019 […] More
A Frost & Sullivan report, released by Research and Markets, forecasts the U.S. government and military satellite market will reach an average of $53.78 million in value at a compound annual growth rate of 3.6 percent over the next five years. Research and Markets said Friday the U.S. government accounted for approximately $1.34 billion of the overall global spending on commercial satellite […] More
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