Airbus Defence and Space

Satellite 2015 Exhibition: Airbus Defense and Space showcases technology portfolio

- Press briefing covering defense, land and maritime satcom developments is Monday, March 16 at 7:45 a.m., room 304
- Technology demonstrations at booth 4016, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, March 16-19 in Washington D.C.

Airbus Defense and Space is highlighting its technology at this year’s Satellite 2015 conference, March 16-19, in Washington.

To start the conference, Evert Dudok, head of Communications, Intelligence and Security for Airbus Defense and Space will lead a press briefing on Monday, March 16 at 7:45 a.m. in room 304 of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

The press briefing will have three major announcements:

 The latest developments in the Skynet military satellite constellation .

 Introduction of a new strategic partnership with a major satellite network operator.

 The result in the maritime since the launch of a new offering at Satellilte 2014

Evert Dudok will also be among the speakers in the conference covering the topic “Transformative Change Across the Value Chain“ on Monday, March 16 at 9:00 a.m. in room 207A.

On display will be products and solutions for the military and commercial satellite communications sectors like Skynet 5, SES-12 and DirecTV 15, ranging from secure band services and connectivity solutions to telecommunications and commercial communications satellites. Airbus Defense and Space is now leading the race for full electric propulsion for high powered telecommunication satellites with three satellite contracts in less than a year.

Attendees and customers will learn details on these topics.

 DirecTV 15, based on Airbus Defense and Space’s highly reliable Eurostar E3000 platform, will be launched in May 2015. It has a record broadcast capacity and will become the most powerful satellite of the DirecTV fleet. This satellite is one of four satellites for the North American market being built by Airbus DS, the only company serving the seven biggest world telecommunications satellites operators.

 SES-12 is the most powerful telecommunications satellite ever ordered by SES, and one of the three full Electric Orbit Raising (EOR) satellites being built by Airbus Defense and Space, together with Eutelsat 172B also ordered in 2014 and recently ordered SES-14 – the only full EOR satellites ordered to date with large/high power missions. SES-12 satellite incorporates multi-beam antennas linked to a digital signal processor that enables a multitude of basic spectral channels to be allocated to various beams in a completely flexible manner.

 On display will be the secure X-band, Ku/C-band, L-band and Ka-band services. Technologies presented include advanced mobile and fixed connectivity solutions for reliable communications. This display of portable antennas and handheld satellite phones demonstrates how communications needs can be met – for customers in defense, maritime and enterprise sectors – where telecommunications infrastructure is damaged or unavailable.

About Airbus Defense and Space

Airbus Defense and Space is a division of Airbus Group formed by combining the business activities of Cassidian, Astrium and Airbus Military. The new division is Europe’s number one defense and space enterprise, the second largest space business worldwide and among the top ten global defense enterprises. It employs more than 38,000 employees generating revenues of approximately $15.2 billion per year.

Press contacts at Satellite 2015:

Astrid Emerit
+ 33 1 39 06 89 43

Knut Natvig
+47 48 030 911

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