Lockheed Martin selects Saab Ericsson Space for Atlas V

Lockheed Martin selects Saab Ericsson Space for Atlas V

Lockheed Martin Austronotics has selected a new Low
Shock Separation System from Saab Ericsson Space for
their Atlas V launch vehicle.

The low shock separation system will reduce the launcher induced
satellite shock environment several orders of magnitude, while at the
same time being capable of supporting future growth in satellite mass. A
ten-year contract has been signed between the companies covering two
types of standard separation system diameters.

Saab Ericsson Space has supported the Atlas with its standard separation
system since the commercialisation of Atlas in the late eighties. The
Saab Ericsson Space separation systems has a flight record of more than
260 in-orbit-separations with a success rate of 100%.

Saab Ericsson Space is an independent supplier of space equipment. The
company develops and manufactures computers, antenna systems, microwave
electronics and guidance and separation systems for launch vehicles and

The headquarters is located in Göteborg, Sweden, a division at Saab in
Linköping, Sweden, and subsidiaries in Austria and the USA. Saab
Ericsson Space employs 660 people.

Saab Ericsson Space is jointly owned by Saab and Ericsson.

Saab is one of the world's leading high-technology companies, with its
main operations focusing on defence, aviation and space. The group
covers a broad spectrum of competence and capability in systems

For furher information, please contact:
Iréne Svensson, Communications Director, Saab Ericsson Space
phone: +46 31 735 44 63
+46 705 35 08 18

This information is also available at www.space.se

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