Airbus Defence and Space
European satellite manufacturer Airbus Defence and Space will build Measat-3d, a new communications satellite that will “progressively replace” the 13-year-old Measat-3 and the 10-year-old Measat-3a satellites.
The two new satellites will be situated in different geostationary orbital slots to operate in X, military Ka and UHF bands.
Airbus is ramping up satellite production in Florida and hopes to attract Pentagon buyers.
Companies competing to build hundreds of broadband satellites for Canadian fleet operator Telesat are considering setting up production facilities in Canada.
European launch provider Arianespace completed its final launch of the year Dec. 19, sending the French spy satellite CSO-1 into orbit on a Soyuz ST-A rocket.
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Airbus Defense and Space's Intelligence business announced a strategic partnership Sept. 12 with Orbital Insight, a geospatial analytics firm founded in 2013 in Palo Alto, California, to build a suite of geospatial analytics services and tools.
A European wind-mapping satellite 15 years in the making lifted off Aug. 22 on a Vega rocket from the European spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.
Eutelsat will replace a trio of satellites with two larger all-electric satellites from Airbus Defence and Space, company officials said Wednesday.
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