Airbus Targets 2022 For In-Orbit Manufacturing Demo

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LYON, France—Airbus Defense & Space is working toward a demonstration of in-orbit satellite manufacturing in 2022. If assembled satellites did not have to be confined within a rocket fairing and subjected to powerful acceleration and vibration, their designs could be very different, according to...
Thierry Dubois

Thierry Dubois has specialized in aerospace journalism since 1997. An engineer in fluid dynamics from Toulouse-based Enseeiht, he covers the French commercial aviation, defense and space industries. His expertise extends to all things technology in Europe. Thierry is also the editor-in-chief of Aviation Week’s ShowNews. 

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