Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Is an NBNCo Satellite announcement just around the corner??

According to the NBNCo Business Plan from December 2010, NBNCo will place an order for its two Ka-band satellites by the end of June.

It is understood that Submissions were received from the Satellite manufactures some months ago, and offer evaluation has been underway for a while, which has included further consultation back to manufacturers.

SpaceBoomerang understands that Space Systems/Loral from the US, as well as Astrium and Thales Alenia Space from Europe have bid for the NBNCo competition, with other offers possible.

If NBNCo goes ahead with the Ka-band purchase, it will be the largest satellite contract awarded in Australia for a number of years.

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