Blog: Brexit Britain WIN as £500m Airbus satellite contract to ‘enhance’ UK’s space powers – Daily Express

Last year, Mr Franklin said the company was “extremely proud” to be awarded the £500million contract for Skynet 6A.

Airbus will oversee the development and manufacture of the satellite, as well assembly, integration, cyber protection test and launch.

The contract also covers in-orbit testing, as the satellite will come equipped with an electric propulsion system.

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said last year: “A new, more advanced satellite capability will provide continued communications support to the UK deployed forces for many years.

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