Satellite of love for Astrium
Telecommunications company Astrium has been nominated to represent Stevenage in an initiative to highlight Britain’s manufacturing capabilities.
Made by Britain is a national scheme run by the Associate Parliamentary Manufacturing Group.
All 650 MPs have been asked to nominate a product which is manufactured in their constituency.
The objective is to draw up a diverse and comprehensive picture of contemporary British industry.
Stevenage MP Stephen McPartland has nominated Astrium for its digital processor – one of only two satellite processors capable of making over one trillion calculations per second.
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It facilitates the mobile multimedia market, including online gaming on the move and smart transport infrastructure.
Mr McPartland said: “I am proud to nominate Astrium’s digital processor, which is an outstanding example of leading-edge technology being developed by Astrium here in Stevenage as part of their new generation of satellites.
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“Britain will benefit from this advance, not only from the new satellite services for the fast-growing mobile multimedia communications, but also through the massive export opportunity, as this technology has great potential to be applied in remote and developing countries.”