Thales Alenia Space is one of the top satellite manufacturers competing in an uber-competitive marketplace with the likes of Space Systems Loral (SSL), Astrium, Boeing, and Orbital Sciences among others. Sami Ben-Amor, Thales Alenia Space’s product line management director for telecommunications admitted that 2012 was a “medium” year for the company and attributes the low […]
Jay Gullish, director of Space & Telecommunications at Futron, vividly recalls his reaction last year when Boeing made its groundbreaking announcement about launching two satellites with all-electric propulsion for two different customers – Satmex and ABS – in the same slot, on the same rocket. “Innovation and satellite manufacturing are not always words that end […]
Surrey Satellite Technology US (SST-US) has moved into a new purpose-built company headquarters and satellite manufacturing facility in Englewood, Colo.
Ball Aerospace has announced the completion of a 90,000-square-foot expansion project at its integration facility in Boulder, Colo., finishing work that started in 2005. The expansion will be used as a new satellite manufacturing center for contracts from NASA’s Joint Polar Satellite System, DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-3 remote-sensing satellite, the B612 Foundation’s Sentinel Mission, and several […]
Two new satellites have emerged from Russia’s manufacturing sector. The nation of Angola’s first satellite – Angosat – is now being built by a Russian consortium led by RSC and should be launched in three years, Angolan Secretary of State for Telecommunications and Information Technology Alcides Safeca confirmed. Safeca, who was speaking at a […]
SES announced earlier this week that it will take part in the Artes-33 program (Electra) of the European Space Agency (ESA), which aims to develop a full electric propulsion small/medium sized satellite platform manufactured in Europe. SES Senior Vice President of Planning and Procurement Stewart Sanders talks to Satellite News about the significance of the […]
SES has made an interesting move in the area of ‘all electric’ satellites. The company has announced that it will take part in the Artes-33 program (Electra) of the European Space Agency (ESA), which aims to develop a full-electric propulsion small/medium sized satellite platform manufactured in Europe. The project aims to develop, implement, launch and […]
Engineers in Italy have designed a space-ready CubeSat manufactured using a 3D printer.