Tag Archives: Arabsat

Saudi Crown Prince Tours Lockheed’s Sunnyvale, Calif. Facility; Marillyn Hewson Comments

Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson hosted Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during his visit Thursday at a company site in Sunnyvale, California. MBS toured the facility where Lockheed currently builds a pair of communications satellites for operator Arabsat and the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, the company said Friday. …

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Lockheed Tests Arabsat Comms Satellite

Lockheed 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 …

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Lockheed Completes Arabsat Comms Satellite Integration; Rick Ambrose Comments

A group of Lockheed Martin engineers and technicians has integrated a modernized A2100 communications satellite built for Arabsat and the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia ahead of a scheduled launch in the second quarter of 2018. Lockheed said Thursday Hellas-Sat/SaudiGeosat-1 is designed to provide telecommunications services for Arabsat …

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Rick Ambrose: Lockheed Eyes Commercial Satellite Business Growth

Rick Ambrose, executive vice president of Lockheed Martin‘s space systems unit, said the company looks to expand its commercial satellite business and aims for up to three commercial deals annually in an interview with Via Satellite posted Wednesday. Mark Holmes writes that Ambrose pointed to contracts with commercial clients such as Arabsat as …

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Lockheed Subcontracts Aerojet Rocketdyne for Satellite Propulsion Systems; Warren Yasuhara Comments

Lockheed Martin has selected Aerojet Rocketdyne to provide the XR-5 Hall Effect and MR-510 Arcjet electric propulsion subsystems and monopropellant rocket engines for Lockheed’s contract with Arabsat. Aerojet Rocketdyne said Tuesday Lockheed will fit the subsystems and rocket engines onto two modernized A2100 satellites as part of efforts to boost mission flexibility. Warren Yasuhara, vice president of space …

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