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SSL Lines Up 4 Satellites With [its Next-Generation] Solar Electric Propulsion After 2 Launches in 2018

TYSONS CORNER, VA, December 21, 2018 — SSL has deployed its solar electric propulsion system this year as part of two communications satellite launches as the company eyes further use of its electric engine technology in future space missions, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday.

The Maxar Technologies (NYSE: MAXR) company said Wednesday the SPT-140 propulsion system powered the Azerspace-2/Intelsat 38 and Telstar 19 VANTAGE satellites’ separate launches to geostationary Earth orbit, with four more satellites currently under construction that will use the electric thruster.

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