Space Systems/Loral signs contract to build new comsat for unidentified customer

by | Oct 31, 2014 | Satellites, Seradata News | 0 comments

The US-based spacecraft manufacturer, Space Systems/Loral, a subsidiary of the Canadian firm MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd (MDA) has been awarded a contract to build a new communications satellite.  The identity of the spacecraft and the customer has not been revealed however.  The spacecraft, which will carry a communications payload of C-band and Ku-band transponders, will use a version of the firm’s LS-1300 (SSL-1300) bus design.  The deal is for a “delivery to orbit”.  Hence Space Systems/Loral will be procuring a launch for the satellite.

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