Hispasat and Astrium develop active Ku-band antenna

Satellite operator Hispasat and manufacturer Astrium have teamed up to develop what they say is Europe’s first actie Ku-band antenna. According to Hispasat, the antenna will enable the Hispasat AG1 satellite to change coverage in orbit to adapt more efficiently to customers’ needs. Hispasat AG1 is the first mission of the Small GEO platform, developed […]

Arabsat signs Badr-7 contracts

Satellite broadcaster Arabsat has signed contracts with Astrium, Thales Alenia Space and Arianespace for the manufacture and launch of Badr-7, the first of its sixth generation of spacecraft. The two contracts, together worth over US$400 million, will see the new satellite build and launched to the key Arabsat orbital slot of 26° East, delivering Ku-band […]