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Orbion House Technology Propelling The Small Satellite Revolution

In the same week that Northrop Grumman received the 2020 Satellite Technology of the Year award for its pioneering work with Mission Extension Vehicle-1 (MEV-1), the corporate successfully docked MEV-2 to the Intelsat satellite to deliver life-extension services. However, unlike MEV-1, which docked above the Geostationary Orbit before shifting IS-901 again into service, MEV-2 docked with IS immediately in its operational GEO orbital location. In less than a decade, the satellite industry has moved away from bespoke spacecraft with vertically integrated subsystems built alongside strict traces from limited suppliers at significant expense. Instead, the business has seen that model disrupted by small startups creating methods that can be utilized in a number of completely different areas...

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