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Thales Alenia Space is expanding one of its facilities in Spain. The company said Oct. 16 it will add 600 square meters of clean room space at its Tres Cantos, Madrid, facility to support the integration of telecom, navigation, Earth observation and science spacecraft. Once completed in fall 2020, the facility will have 2,600 square meters of total clean room space. The new space will feature bridge cranes capable of lifting 12 tons each, for large mission integrations. Thales Alenia Space said it will integrate the telecom payloads for Spain’s two SpainSat Next Generation satellites in the new clean room. [Thales Alenia Space]
The BBC has renewed a contract with Malaysian satellite operator Measat to broadcast channels across Asia using its Measat-3 satellite. BBC will use the capacity through Globecast, a content distribution and media management company that will also provide ground segment and uplink services for the television station. Measat operates five satellites, and has a new satellite, Measat-3d, under construction by Airbus Defence and Space in anticipation of a 2021 launch. [Measat]
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