Lockheed Martin’s decision to merge its military and commercial satellite-manufacturing operation to cut costs and “refresh” onboard technology in its workhorse A2100 bus is on pace to meet the 2018 launch dates for the first two commercial satellites the company has sold since 2011. As the U.S. military-spacecraft market stagnates, the company has notched a two-satellite deal with Arabsat and the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (Kacst) that is part of a ...

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