The geostationary satellite market, which until recently was going through a trough, is picking up, spurred by the need to replace in-orbit spacecraft and the introduction of a new generation of satellites. “Fleets are aging, and operators need to renew them,” says Jean-Marc Nasr, head of Airbus Space Systems. Since the beginning of the year, operators have ordered a combined 11 geostationary satellites from manufacturers, says launch service ...

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