Saab Ericsson Space wins WORLDSAT-3 reflector antenna contract
23 February 2004
Saab Ericsson Space AB in Gothenburg, Sweden, has won an order for two
reflector antennas to be supplied to satellite prime contractor Alcatel
- Our antenna products are now reaping the benefits of many years of
design and manufacturing technology development. Together with our
mother company Saab, we have built a world-class capability in
manufacturing high-performance carbon fiber structures and antennas,
says Bengt Mörtberg, president and CEO of Saab Ericsson Space.
The new order is for two 1.1 meter Ku-band Gregorian reflector antennas
to be mounted on the earth-facing panel of the WORLDSAT-3 (WS-3)
satellite. The antennas have heritage from the light weight all Carbon
Fiber antenna recently delivered for the AMC-9 satellite and also from
antennas of the same type for the Sirius 2 and EW4 satellites.
- Since we have just been awarded an order for a similar antenna for
Alcatel's Star One satellite, we have a good opportunity to accomplish
cost-effective synergies for the benefit of all parties, adds Mörtberg.
The WS-3 satellite will be operated by SES AMERICOM of Princeton, for
its newly formed subsidiary, WORLDSAT. The satellite will be placed over
the Pacific Ocean and will have coverage from Western North America to
East Asia using transponders at C and Ku-band.
The antennas will be delivered to Alcatel Space in Cannes, France for
use onboard a Spacebus 4000 Satellite.
Saab Ericsson Space is also a long-standing supplier of Telemetry and
Telecommand antennas. This year we celebrate 25 years of heritage and
250 deliveries of wide coverage antennas!
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 520 employees. The company is jointly
owned by Saab and Ericsson.
For further information please contact:
Lars Nordfeldt, Director Communications & Public Affairs
Tel: +46 (0)31-735 4312, Cellular: +46 (0)736-68 03 12,
Fax: +46 (0)31-735 45 00
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