Arlington, Virginia - Cobham's products and services contributed
to the recent successful orbital deployment of Iridium NEXT
satellites. Cobham's antennas, motion control solutions, and
RadHard microelectronics enable various Iridium NEXT systems.
Iridium NEXT is the company's next-generation satellite
constellation which replaces and enhances Iridium's existing
network of low-Earth orbit satellites.
"Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions is proud to contribute to
the next generation of commercial telecommunication space
satellites," said Jeff Hassannia, Senior Vice-President of Business
Development and Technology. "The breadth of our offerings enable
key aspects of spacecraft, including: robust and reliable motion
control solutions, RadHard microelectronic solutions, and antennas.
Our continuing technology investments in these areas demonstrate
our commitment to the success of our customers in this market."
Cobham motion control solutions on Iridium NEXT include
actuators for the solar array drive and solar array second axis,
while flat plate antennas are used for the inter-satellite links,
providing communications between satellites of the Iridium NEXT
Cobham RadHard microelectronics contributing to Iridium NEXT
include power supply solutions, Field Programmable Gate Arrays
(FPGA), LEON microprocessors and intellectual property, SpaceWire
transceivers, 1553 transceivers, NOR flash and SDRAM memories,
clock drivers, and MSI Logic. Additionally, four separate
Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASIC) perform control and
data switching for various aspects of Iridium NEXT.
Please visit www.cobham.com/space for
information about Cobham's satellite offering.
About Cobham Advanced Electronic
We provide critical solutions for communication on land, at sea,
and in the air and space, by moving data through off-the-shelf and
customized products and subsystems including RF, microwave, and
high reliability microelectronics, antenna apertures and motion
Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions supplies defense,
aerospace, security, medical, and industrial markets.
The most important thing we build is trust.
Cobham is a leading global technology and services innovator,
respected for providing solutions to the most challenging problems,
from deep space to the depths of the ocean.
We employ more than 11,500 people on five continents, and have
customers and partners in over 100 countries, with market leading
positions in: wireless, audio, video and data communications,
including satellite communications; defence electronics; air-to-air
refuelling; aviation services; life support and mission
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