Defying skeptics, Spanish military poised to sign $1.6-billion satellite commitment

by Peter B. de Selding


UPDATE MARCH 19:  The Spanish Council of Ministers approved a 19-year, 1.617-billion-euro ($1.8-billion) budget for the Spainsat NG milsatcom system, consisting of two geostationary-orbit satellites to replace the aging spacecraft. The program has fallen behind schedule again but the budget is 217 million euros higher than the previously agreed target, but also extended by four years. The council said it could be extended by three years more.

The council also approved a budget of 39.2 million euros for SECOMSAT-D satellite ground terminals for land . . .

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