Lockheed Martin: We’re getting more RFPs now for large satellites than for small ones

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Lockheed Martin is fielding more RFPs for large satellites than for small ones as the market bifurcates to both smaller and larger platforms, with commercial companies now looking at 30-kilowatt spacecraft that would ride alone in one of the new, 7-meter-diameter fairing rockets in development, a senior Lockheed official said.

Richard F. Ambrose, executive vice president for space at Lockheed Martin, said small satellites get most of the industry’s attention these days, but that the market is still interested in larger satellites too.

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