INMARSAT, PARTNERED WITH HAIGH-FARR, SELECTED TO DEVELOP SATELLITE-BASED TELEMETRY SYSTEM FOR ROCKET LAUNCHES BY UK SPACE AGENCY
Inmarsat has been awarded a National Space Innovation Programme (NSIP) contract from the UK Space Agency to develop an in-orbit telemetry relay system called “InRange”. Inmarsat says that “InRange service will reduce the dependency of space launch providers on traditional, expensive ground-based monitoring systems infrastructure for their rockets and will provide a more cost-effective, flexible solution, available globally via Inmarsat’s geostationary L-band satellite network.”
Haigh-Farr, a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of antenna assemblies, will support Inmarsat along with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) with the development of the L-band antenna which will be used in conjunction with a Safran Data Systems transmitter.
“Haigh-Farr has been fortunate to support many exciting programs in our 51-year history,” said Norene Farr, CEO of Haigh-Farr. “We are thrilled to collaborate with Inmarsat, MHI, and Safran Data Systems as we work to provide innovative solutions for global launch providers.”
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