News from Global Milsatcom | German Law Impedes Military’s Use of Satcom Bw Spacecraft with Allies

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The legal restriction has made it difficult for Germany to take full advantage of its two Satcom Bw spacecraft during operations with allies.

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OHB Taps Astrium To Build a German Radar Satellite and Launch it on a SpaceX Falcon 9

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The contract also includes the launch of the satellite aboard a Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) Falcon 9 rocket as part of a longstanding launch reservation Astrium had with SpaceX.

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OHB Signs Contract for Germany’s Next-gen Radar Satellites

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OHB AG of Germany on July 2 said it has signed a $1.1 billion contract with the German defense procurement agency for the three-satellite SARah radar reconnaissance system.

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OHB, Astrium To Share Work on German Radar Satellites

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The German parliament is scheduled to meet the week of June 24 to approve a billion-dollar second-generation radar reconnaissance satellite system, with spacecraft to be provided by both of Germany’s satellite prime contractors and launches by SpaceX.

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Workshare To be Divided on Germany’s Next-generation Military Radar Satellites

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Having waged a fierce battle for contracts in the past, OHB AG of Bremen and Astrium GmbH of Munich have agreed to divide responsibility for the three-satellite SARah constellation.

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Boeing Hires MT Aerospace of Germany To Provide Structures for NASA’s Space Launch System

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MT Aerospace will provide large aluminum segments for the main-stage propellant tank of NASA’s SLS.

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Astrium Expanding Its Propulsion Facility in Germany

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Astrium is investing 7 million euros to expand space propulsion production facilities in Lampoldshausen, Germany.

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