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PDR for L-band reflectors completed

11th August 2017 - 01:08 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Astro Aerospace has successfully completed the Preliminary Design Review (PDR) of the L-band reflectors for two Inmarsat-6 series satellites, Northrop Grumman announced on 9 August.

Astro Aerospace will now continue maturing the reflectors' design in preparation for the Critical Design Review later this year.

The nine-metre unfurlable mesh antenna reflectors will support the Inmarsat-6 satellites' ability to provide mobile connections to air, land and sea assets.

John A Alvarez, general manager, Astro Aerospace, said: ‘Astro Aerospace’s unique AstroMesh technology is well suited for Inmarsat-6’s L-band capacity, which is significantly greater than the capacity of previous satellites and capable of supporting a new generation of more advanced L-band services.

‘AstroMesh deployable mesh reflectors are made of the lightest and stiffest materials available, making them well suited for such missions.’

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