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François Auque: Airbus Defence and Space to Produce Electric Satellite for Eutelsat

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 …

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Kratos Subsidiary to Update Eutelsat Geolocator System

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. …

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Intelsat, Three Other Satellite Operators Establish Consortium to Facilitate Mid-Band Spectrum Clearing Process

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 …

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Raytheon-Built Navigation Payload Integrated Into FAA’s GEO 5 Wide Area Augmentation System

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 …

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Orbital ATK Subsidiary Gets Preliminary FCC Approval for In-Orbit Satellite Servicing Mission

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, …

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Raytheon-Built Aerial Navigation Payload Launched Into Orbit; Dave Wajsgras Comments

A GPS navigation payload Raytheon built for the Federal Aviation Administration‘s Wide Area Augmentation System was launched aboard a SpaceX-built Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Wednesday. Raytheon said Wednesday the WAAS GEO 5 payload is designed to support air navigation of commercial airline and general aviation pilots over a 12-year period. “Extremely accurate navigation technologies make this …

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Stratcom Taps 6 SATCOM Vendors for Space Collaboration Program

Six companies will participate in a public-private sector partnership initiative launched by U.S. Strategic Command to monitor satellite launches and daily operations in an effort to build up collaboration in space programs, Air Force Times reported Wednesday. Phillip Swarts writes Inmarsat, SES Government Solutions, Intelsat, Eutelsat, DigitalGlobe and Iridium Communications will work at …

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