Tag Archives: GEOStar

Orbital ATK, NASA Wrap Up Preliminary Design Review of Satellite Servicing Vehicle’s Docking Platform

Orbital ATK and NASA have completed the preliminary design review of a docking component of its Mission Extension Vehicle. The Rendezvous, Proximity Operations and Docking system consists of actuators, control algorithms and sensors that work to help MEV-1 detect, monitor and move toward a client spacecraft, Orbital ATK said Tuesday. The company …

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Orbital Orders Satellite Electric Propulsion Subsystems from Aerojet Rocketdyne; Warren Yasuhara Comments

Orbital Sciences has ordered Aerojet Rocketdyne electric propulsion subsystems for installation on its communications satellite platform. Aerojet Rocketdyne will deliver the XR-5 subsystems over the next three years for the GEOStar-3 geostationary orbit satellite, Aerojet Rocketdyne said Tuesday. The XR-5 subsystem comprises 5-kilowatt class Hall thrusters with flow regulation valves, power processing units …

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David Thompson: Orbital to Build Ka-band Satcom for Middle Eastern Operator

Orbital Sciences has won a contract of an undisclosed value to manufacture a lightweight broadband communications satellite for United Arab Emirates-based satcom operator Yahsat. The Al Yah satellite will be built on the Orbital GEOStar-3 infrastructure and work to provide Ka-band coverage for Yahsat customers throughout Brazil and Africa, Orbital …

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Orbital Satellite to Deliver Comm Services to South America; Christopher Richmond Comments

Orbital Sciences Corp. is preparing to launch a commercial communications satellite aboard Arianespace’s Ariane 5 ECA rocket on Friday, as the company expects to deliver Ku-band  satellite connectivity to South America. The Amazonas 4A geosynchronous Earth orbit spacecraft was built and tested at the company’s production facility in Dulles, Va., under a contract with Spain’s Hispasat, Orbital said Thursday. …

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