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Astrium to provide hardware for Lockheed-built Jabiru-1 satellite

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Space News reports on Astrium Satellites who will provide Ku- and Ka-band payload hardware to NewSat under a contract with Jabiru-1 prime contractor Lockheed Martin Space Systems.

The contract represents a breakthrough for Astrium’s product division. According to Head of Astrium’s Product Department, Andreas Lindenthal, Astrium was well positioned for the Lockheed Martin contract following a development program for Ku-band communications receivers and Ka-band beacons, which was funded in part by the European Space Agency and the UK Space Agency.