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France to add third Syracuse 4 satellite to future milsatcom fleet


France to add third Syracuse 4 satellite to future milsatcom fleet The French Ministry of Defence will add a third satellite to its next-generation geostationary constellation, an official said Nov. 6. Col. Laurent Jannin, the head of French satcom programs at the French arms-procurement agency, DGA, said Nov. 6 that connectivity demands from drones and military aircraft drove the need for an additional satellite that will be launched by 2030 if not sooner. “This satellite will be different from the other ones we are currently building in order to better address the specific and increasing needs of airborne systems,” Jannin said at the 2018 Global MilSatCom conference here.    More



(Source: SpaceNews - Nov 7)

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