Mu Space Seeks Manufacturer For Its First Satellite
Mu Space has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a manufacturer to build the company’s first satellite with coverag spanning across Asia-Pacific. The High Throughput Satellite will be on a Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) location at 50.5 degree east, an orbital slot secured on a recent agreement between mu Space and SES. It is expected to provide broadband and Internet of Things (IOT) services via satellite, and will have a lifespan of at least 15 years.
According to mu Space’s strategy, the company will launch its own satellite in the early 2020s aboard Blue Origin’s New Glenn launch vehicle.
“We’re searching a technology partner who is flexible and adaptable with our design ideas and long term business goals,” said Samathorn Teankingkaeo, chief technical officer of mu Space. “We’ll look at all sorts of proposals from bidders, and we’ll consider everything to make sure we award this project to the right satellite manufacturer,” he added.