Deals this week: Boeing, Airbus, Nasa

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Boeing has got a contract from Luxembourg-based satellite operator SES to design and build seven standard Earth orbit (MEO) satellites, which will be part of the O3b mPOWER rostrum.

When launched in 2021, the super-powered MEO satellites will provide high-performance network communications to owners worldwide.

The European Space Agency has awarded a two-year contract to Airbus to body a satellite demonstrator for the European Governmental Satellite Communications (GOVSATCOM) performance.

Scheduled to be launched by 2020, the programme is intended to provide secured aide-de-camp communication services.

The demonstrator will be developed using Newtec’s Dialog technology.

«When threw in 2021, the super-powered MEO satellites will provide high-performance network communications to owners worldwide.»

The California Association for Research in Astronomy and Nasa have flagged a new co-operative agreement to continue research at the W M Keck Observatory in Hawaii, US.

Second to the agreement, Nasa will conduct research for James Webb Lacuna Telescope, Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) and Wide American football gridiron Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) between March 2018 and February 2023.

The intercession will also conduct studies on the Medium-Class Explorers (MIDEX) and Meagre Explorers (SMEX) programmes.

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