The Sentinel-5 Precursor platform and the TROPOMI instrument have been integrated to form the satellite which will be leaving the UK for testing. Airbus Defence and Space will deliver the spacecraft to Intespace in Toulouse, France, for final system level testing.
Telecom satellites are set to enter a new age, as the European Space Agency (ESA), Eutelsat and Airbus Defence & Space collaborate in the Quantum programme, which departs from the traditional, custom, one-off approach to building satellites by offering a new and generic payload design.
Anaren Inc., a world leader in high-frequency technology deployed in space, defense, wireless infrastructure and Internet of Things (IoT) applications, has named David E. Kopf as the new president of the company’s Space & Defense Group, effective June 29, 2015.
Global connectivity supplier HUBER+SUHNER is once again proving its extensive expertise in RF and microwave applications at the International Microwave Symposium in Phoenix, 17-22 May 2015, with the launch of new cable assemblies designed for the space, defense and test and measurement markets.
The SICRAL 2 military telecommunications satellite was successfully launched on April 26 with an Arianespace launch vehicle from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. SICRAL 2 is a joint program between the Ministry of Defense in Italy and Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA) in France for the benefit of Italian and French armed forces, with stakes of 62 percent and 38 percent respectively. It is conducted by Thales Alenia Space and Telespazio, the two companies in the Space Alliance created by Finmeccanica and Thales.
DiTom Microwave will showcase and have on-hand, space qualified K and Ka-Band isolators at the upcoming IEEE MTT-S 2015 Conference & Exhibition in Phoenix, Ariz, May 17-22, Booth 1833. These K and Ka-Band space qualified isolators have successfully passed all qualification and acceptance testing per customer requirements.
Dow-Key® Microwave Corp., the world’s largest manufacturer of electromechanical switches, will be showcasing its space qualified 411HQ switch at IEEE MTT-S 2015 Conference & Exhibition, in Phoenix, Ariz., May 17-22 at Booth 123.