Astrium-SSTL satellite deal highlights French cooperation pact with Kazakhstan
EADS Astrium will build a pair of surveillance satellites for Kazakhstan and establish a venture to enable the nation to build its own satellites under a broad cooperation agreement with France. The satellite deal is the latest of a string of wins by European manufacturers in the remote-sensing field, including an Astrium sale to Chile in late 2008 and a Telespazio/Thales Alenia Space order from Turkey early this year. Further sales to Australia, Vietnam and the United Arab Emirates are ...
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