space news from around the webin association with SpaceNews

Astrium and Alcatel to work together on new satellite platform
Posted: Mon, Jun 25, 2001, 7:47 AM ET (1147 GMT)
Europe's two biggest satellite firms announced plans late last week to collaborate on a new communications satellite platform. Astrium and Alcatel, in conjunction with the French space agency CNES, announced at the Paris Air Show that they will jointly develop a new large communications satellite system. The system will likely compete with existing and planned large communications satellites by Boeing and other satellite manufacturers. The project will not likely lead to a merger between Alcatel and Astrium as European regulators would likely block such a move, fearing a monopoly. The project, though, may make it easier for the companies to compete given the oversupply in the satellite market and concerns that there is not enough business to support the five existing large satellite manufacturers: Alcatel, Astrium, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and Loral.
Related Links:
<<previous article   next article>>
news in brief
Russia plans to resume crewed Soyuz launches in December
Posted: Sun, Nov 4 9:00 AM ET (1400 GMT)

China launches Beidou satellite
Posted: Sun, Nov 4 8:59 AM ET (1359 GMT)

Dawn mission declared over
Posted: Sun, Nov 4 8:58 AM ET (1358 GMT)

news links
Tuesday, November 13
Comment: Is Rocket Lab even a New Zealand company?
Newstalk ZB (New Zealand) — 6:34 am ET (1134 GMT)
Rocket Lab Debuts Low-Cost Rocket in First Commercial Launch
Popular Mechanics — 6:33 am ET (1133 GMT)
Rocket-maker ArianeGroup to cut 2,300 jobs
AFP — 6:31 am ET (1131 GMT)
Fleet Space sends Australia's first commercial mini-satellites into orbit
Business News Australia — 6:31 am ET (1131 GMT)

about   ·   ·   mailing list