Orbital ATK to build second MEV for satellite mission extension after Intelsat commits to second mission

by | Jan 5, 2018 | Satellites, Seradata News, Technology

Following on from a second “order” to lease an MEV (Mission Extension Vehicle) for five years, Orbital ATK has begun the design for the construction of MEV-2.

Diagram showing approach of MEV towards target satellite. Courtesy: Orbital ATK

Orbital ATK originally committed to building MEV-1 in April 2016 after Intelsat committed to using it to extend the mission of one of its aging satellites, Intelsat 901. That mission is due to take start later this year after a launch on board a Proton launch vehicle..

 

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