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Airbus, Intelsat Form Military Satcom Service Partnership; Richard Franklin, Skot Butler Comment

An Intelsat subsidiary has joined a channel partner program of Airbus‘ defense and space segment for military satellite communication services. Intelsat General will offer Skynet X-band and ultra-high-frequency services to the U.S. government under the channel partner agreement, Airbus said Wednesday. Richard Franklin, head of the secure communications business at Airbus Defense and Space, said the new partnership will …

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Frost & Sullivan Report: Govt-Military Sector Accounts for 87% of US Satellite Service Spending

A new report from Frost & Sullivan estimates the U.S. government and military sector currently accounts for 87.2 percent of the country’s overall satellite services spending. The research firm’s “U.S. Government and Military Satellite Market, Forecast to 2022” report also shows that SES and Intelsat have the biggest presence in the domestic military market with a combined 57.7 percent market …

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Boeing Launches Final GPS IIF Satellite for Air Force Constellation; Dan Hart Comments

The U.S. Air Force has launched a 12th Global Positioning System IIF satellite built by Boeing, marking the completion of the current GPS military satellite constellation. The final GPS IIF satellite took off Friday from Space Launch Complex 41 in Cape Canaveral aboard United Launch Alliance‘s Atlas V rocket, the Air Force said Friday. Boeing noted the …

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ReportBuyer: Military Satellite Market to Reach Nearly $10B Value in 2025

A Strategic Defense Intelligence report released by ReportBuyer predicts that the global military satellite market will climb in value from $5.7 billion this year to $9.7 billion in 2025. ReportBuyer said Wednesday the 5.47-percent compound annual growth rate over the 10-year forecast period is due to factors such as spending and modernization activities. According …

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SES Taps Airbus, Boeing, Orbital ATK to Build New Satellites for Commercial, Military Markets

SES has selected Airbus, Boeing and Orbital ATK to build satellites that will provide telecommunications services to the Americas, the north Atlantic Ocean region and Europe, Space News reported Monday. Peter de Selding writes that Boeing’s space and intelligence systems business and Airbus’ defense and space segment will provide all-electric-propulsion satellites for commercial fixed, …

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Pentagon’s ORS-1 Reconnaissance Satellite Logs 4 Years in Space

A U.S. military satellite carrying United Aerospace Systems-built intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance sensors has completed four years in orbit. The Operationally Responsive Space-1 satellite works to provide the U.S. Central Command with imagery and data to help increase warfighters’ battlefield awarenesss, UTC Aerospace Systems said Monday. ORS-1 launched aboard a …

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