Thales Alenia Space Awards Lockheed Martin Payload Application Software Development Contract For Iridium NEXT Satellites

April 18, 2011 at 12:27 pm | Posted in Space Law Current Events | Leave a comment

by Sara M. Langston with the blog faculty

Source: PR Newswire

GAITHERSBURG, Md., April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Thales Alenia Space has awarded a contract to Lockheed Martin to develop, test and support integration of payload application software for the Iridium NEXT satellites.

Thales Alenia Space is the prime contractor for Iridium NEXT, the next-generation satellite constellation being designed, built and launched for Iridium Communications Inc., of McLean, Va. Iridium NEXT is expected to begin launching in 2015, and will replace the company’s current satellite constellation. [Full story]

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