Saab Ericsson Space gets breakthrough order from Lockheed Martin
24 June 2004
Saab Ericsson Space AB in Gothenburg, Sweden, has received an order for
Ku-band frequency converters for the JCSAT-10 payload from Lockheed
Martin Commercial Space Systems in Newtown, Pennsylvania.
- This is our first order from Lockheed Martin. We are very pleased
that we have been given this opportunity to prove ourselves as a
supplier to them and to have it confirmed once again that we have a
strong product line of frequency converters, says Bengt Mörtberg,
president and CEO of Saab Ericsson Space. It is of high importance to us
to have several customers of similar products to be able to offer a cost-
efficient product portfolio, adds Mörtberg.
The order is for Ku-band frequency converters for the JCSAT-10 satellite
payload to be delivered on a 12 months schedule. The converters are
similar to converters earlier supplied to Boeing Satellite Systems and
to EADS Astrium. Minor adaptations will be made to make the product fit
with the Lockheed Martin A2100AX satellite platform standards.
Frequency converters and receivers are one of Saab Ericsson Space's key
products. Since the 1980s, the company has delivered to both commercial
and institutional programs in frequencies spanning from UHF to Ka band
and for applications in fixed or broadcasting services, mobile
communication and multimedia.
The JCSAT-10 satellite has been ordered by the Japanese operator JSAT
Corporation, a leading operator in the Asia-Pacific area. JSAT
Corporation became in 1985 Japan's first commercial operator and has
today 9 operative satellites in orbit. The JCSAT-10 satellite will carry
high-power Ku-band and medium-power C-band transponders.
Saab Ericsson Space is an international, independent supplier of space
equipment. The company's main products are computers, microwave
electronics and antennas for spacecraft and adapters and separation
systems for launchers. The company has its headquarters in Gothenburg,
Sweden, a division located in Linköping, Sweden, and subsidiaries in
Austria (Austrian Aerospace) and the USA (Saab Ericsson Space Inc). Saab
Ericsson Space has approximately 530 employees. The company is jointly
owned by Saab and Ericsson.
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