Subscribe Free
in Space

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.

    

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Dubai Air Navigation Services and SERCO Middle East sign contract

At its head quarter’s in Dubai International Airport (DXB), Dubai Air Navigation Services (dans) have signed a supplementary agreement with SERCO Middle East.

Airbus throws spotlight on Tactilon Dabat to develop apps for local security agencies

Airbus will throw the spotlight on the Tactilon Dabat, the world's first integrated smartphone and full TETRA radio--all rolled into one, during their first time participation at the 20th edition of Intersec, the world’s leading trade

RJ to start flying to Copenhagen in early June

Royal Jordanian will launch a new direct service to Denmark's capital, Copenhagen, as of June 3, 2018.

Bahrain bridging the Gulf

The Bahrain International Air Show is still a year away but more than 75% of exhibition space has already been sold. Bahrain’s Transportation and Telecommunications Minister, Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed, talks to Alan Dron about the 2018

GAA orders Dreamliner door trainer from Spatial

Gulf Aviation Academy (GAA) has ordered a Boeing 787 door trainer from Ras-Al-Khaimah manufacturer Spatial, complete with Spatial's virtual slide trainer. The device is due to come into service during this current quarter.

UAE and Izmir get connected with Air Arabia

The UAE and Turkey's third city - Izmir - will be connected later with direct flights to Sharjah with Air Arabia.

Kuwait Aviation SK1909310118
See us at
ArabianTravelMkBT250418Aviation Africa BT18418BIAS BT271017161118Saudi Future Airports BT150318AIME BT1204240118MEBAA BT2018Abu Dhabi AirExpo BT2018Istanbul Airshow BT22018Global Aerospace BT2018