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Teledyne microwave comms support Airbus OneWeb Satellites

Posted 12 March 2019 · Add Comment

Teledyne Technologies' Teledyne Defence & Space business unit, has developed and provided critical microwave communication products to support Airbus OneWeb Satellites’ mega constellation.



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Teledyne Defence & Space building at Acorn Park, Shipley, Yorkshire.

The first six satellites and supporting payload were launched Wednesday 27th February on Soyuz VS21. 

Teledyne’s $95 million production contract was awarded in 2018 and follows an initial development award received in June 2016.  Production is expected to continue through 2021.

Teledyne Defence & Space will provide flexible channelisers, also known as converters, for each of the Airbus OneWeb Satellites, as well as microwave and millimeter wave filter assemblies.

“Teledyne is delighted to provide an enabling technology in support of Airbus OneWeb Satellite’s landmark initiative to build the world’s largest satellite constellation to provide affordable high speed internet connectivity worldwide,” said Al Pichelli, President and Chief Executive Officer of Teledyne.  “Under our contract, we are delivering innovative, compact converters for a high performance space application and doing so with commercial affordability.”
 

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