WASHINGTON — For Airbus Defence and Space, the market for geostationary-orbit satellites is, if not well, at least alive and likely to remain so for the long term as manufacturers develop software-defined payloads smaller, less-costly satellites in GEO orbit.
Airbus announced three GEO-orbit satellite orders on May 6, two of them won in cooperation with Thales Alenia Space for the Spanish Ministry of Defense — http://bit.ly/2WqWosY — and one for Malaysia’s Measat commercial . . .
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