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Thales Alenia Space: “An Electric Propulsion System Launched Later This Year”

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 […]

By | May 6, 2013

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All Electric Satellites: Revolution or Evolution?

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 […]

By | May 1, 2013

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Surrey Satellite US Moves into New Satellite Mission Facility Headquarters

Surrey Satellite Technology US (SST-US) has moved into a new purpose-built company headquarters and satellite manufacturing facility in Englewood, Colo.

By | April 4, 2013

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Ball Aerospace Completes Expansion of Satellite Manufacturing Center

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 […]

By | January 28, 2013

New Satellites Emerge from Russia

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 […]

By | December 26, 2012

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SES Exec Talks About Operator’s ‘Electric’ Strategy

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 […]

By | December 6, 2012

Electra: SES Ready to Go Electric in Europe

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 […]

By | November 30, 2012

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Satellite Produced by 3D Printer Successful in Preliminary Tests

Engineers in Italy have designed a space-ready CubeSat manufactured using a 3D printer.

By | November 27, 2012

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