Aerospace Company Strikes Satellite Deal

A COMPANY in Comet country has signed a contract to help build and send into orbit two satellites. Astrium in Stevenage and another aerospace company, Thales Alenia Space, signed the contract last week (February 4) after being selected for the work by sat

A COMPANY in Comet country has signed a contract to help build and send into orbit two satellites.

Astrium in Stevenage and another aerospace company, Thales Alenia Space, signed the contract last week (February 4) after being selected for the work by satellite operators, Arabsat.

Arabsat-5C, a multi-mission satellite, will provide a wide range of satellite communications services, and Arabsat-6B will be co-located with other satellites to extend in-orbit capacity for television services.

Both satellites will weigh less than five tonnes, have a 15-year lifespan, and will be launched sometime between 2010 and 2012.


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Chief executive officer of Astrium, Francois Auque, said he was "very proud Arabsat has placed its trust in Astrium.

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