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Competition hots up in Brazil's defence satellite race

9th April 2019 - 15:00 GMT | by Kate Martyr in Rio de Janeiro


Two competitors are remaining hopeful ahead of the delayed next phase in Brazil’s geostationary defence satellite programme, SGDC 2.

Having successfully passed the request for information stage, Thales Alenia Space (pictured) and Airbus Defence and Space are now keenly anticipating the official request for proposal, which ‘is expected to be released soon’, according to Rodriguez Fanton, general director of Airbus Defence and Space in Brazil, speaking at LAAD 2019 in Rio de Janeiro.

However, timings over phase two of the project remains uncertain.

‘We are still working under the expectation that things will happen in 2019 but this is still

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Kate Martyr


Kate Martyr

Kate Martyr was the Land Domain reporter for Shephard Media during 2019.

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