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Thales: wins contract with Spanish satellite operator

(CercleFinance.com) - On Friday; Thales Alenia Space announced that the Spanish satellite operator Hispasat has awarded it the contract to build Amazonas Nexus, a satellite that will replace and increase the capacity of the Amazonas 2 satellite.

"The new High Throughput Satellite (HTS) will enable HISPASAT to access new customers and markets, by delivering high capacity mobility services to the air and maritime transport sectors, among others. In addition, it will continue the provision of services to the current HISPASAT customers that use the capacities of Amazonas 2," Thales said.

As prime contractor, Thales Alenia Space will be responsible for the satellite design, production, testing and in-orbit acceptance tests.

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