Eutelsat 5 West B Arrives DOA? Implications for Satellite Manufacturers and a Struggling Insurance Market

 

In late October 2019, Eutelsat announced that Eutelsat 5 West B experienced a potentially fatal anomaly with one of… Read the rest


Paying a premium for obsolescence

 

On 30 September, the US Air Force awarded United Launch Alliance (ULA) a $1.18 billion contract modification to support the launch of five Delta IV Heavy rockets stretching through the end of February 2024. When combined with an earlier $1.01 billion production contract, each launch will cost a hefty $438 million. The contract modification was necessary because, with the end of the EELV program, … Read the rest