Airbus says 3 orders prove geostationary-satellite market’s continued viability, describes new GEO-market product

by Peter B. de Selding

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 — and one for Malaysia’s Measat commercial . . .

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