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Arabsat 6A and Hellas-Sat-4/SaudiGeoSat-1 pass technical review

Posted 2 June 2016 · Add Comment

Lockheed Martin, Arab Satellite Communications Organization and King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) have completed a comprehensive technical review of Arabsat 6A and Hellas-Sat-4/SaudiGeoSat-1.

The two satellites will provide television, internet, telephone and secure communications across the Middle East, Africa and Europe.
 
Lockheed Martin completed the Critical Design Review of the satellite and subsystems, to assess that they meet technical specifications. The team will now move into the production process now the review is complete.
 
“We’re already producing important components for the satellites including antenna reflectors, panels and the core structure, and are excited to continue manufacturing these important satellites,” said Carl Marchetto, vice president and general manager of Commercial Space, Lockheed Martin.
 
 Arabsat 6A will be located at 30.5 degrees east and Hellas-Sat-4/SaudiGeoSat-1 will be located at 39 degrees east, with both designed for a 15-year service life.

    

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