Blow for Boeing as GiSAT 1 order is cancelled

by | Dec 13, 2018 | Satellites, Seradata News

Boeing Satellite Systems has officially cancelled the construction of the GiSAT 1 communications satellite for the Cayman Islands-based Global IP.  Officially the cancellation of the construction order which was originally made in September 2016, was for a payment default.  The satellite which was due for launch next year was designed to offer Ka-band broadband services across Africa.  However, recently there had been allegations made by ex-employees of the Global IP firm in The Wall Street Journal that the firm was in the control of the Government of China, and hence that US space technology could fall into Chinese state hands. Space News covers this story in a fuller way here.

 

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