European Commission selects HPS-led consortium to develop large deployable satellite antenna

by Peter B. de Selding

BREMEN, Germany — A consortium of companies led by HPS Group has won a European Commission contract to develop a proto-flight model of a 6-meter-diameter deployable antenna to fill a gap in Europe’s space technology portfolio.

Under the contract, valued at 5 million euros ($5.9 million), the HPS-led consortium will design, test and make ready for flight an antenna of between 5 and 6 meters in diameter that will fly on whichever satellite prime contractor agrees to take it. Large Space Structures (LSS) of Germany is part of . . .

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