UK Skynet 6A Satellite Passes PDR Milestone

Artist's concept of Skynet 5.
Credit: U.S. Navy
Airbus says it has completed the Preliminary Design Review (PDR) on the UK’s new Skynet 6A military communications satellite. The review occurred in November and was completed virtually due to the restrictions in place because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, Airbus announced Jan. 14. The...
Tony Osborne

Based in London, Tony covers European defense programs. Prior to joining Aviation Week in November 2012, Tony was at Shephard Media Group where he was deputy editor for Rotorhub and Defence Helicopter magazines.

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