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Northrop Grumman to provide Norway satellites

9th July 2019 - 14:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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Northrop Grumman will design, manufacture and integrate two satellites for Space Norway’s Arctic Satellite Broadband Mission (ASBM) under a contract with Space Norway.

The ASBM satellites will carry multiple hosted payloads including an X-band payload for the Norwegian Ministry of Defense and a Ka-band payload for Inmarsat.

The satellites will be based on the company’s GEOStar platform which has been integrated on more than 40 spacecraft. ASBM is scheduled for a dual launch in late 2022.

Frank DeMauro, sector vice president and general manager, space systems, Northrop Grumman, said: ‘This contract award marks our first mission with Space Norway and we appreciate the confidence they have in our capabilities to deliver high quality communication satellites. By using our flight proven GeoStar platform coupled with our end-to-end payload integration capabilities, we are eager to demonstrate our ability to provide innovative solutions that regularly exceed our customer’s mission needs.’

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