Northrop Grumman to Provide Antenna Reflectors for Inmarsat 6 Satellites

Northrop Grumman’s Astro Aerospace has been selected by Airbus Defence and Space to provide nine meter L-band mesh reflectors for two Inmarsat 6 satellites.

Astro Aerospace has 100 percent on-orbit success since 1958 and provides the most advanced and reliable unfurlable mesh reflector technology on the market. It's unique AstroMesh technology is particularly well suited for Inmarsat 6’s L-band capacity, which is significantly greater than previous satellites and is capable of supporting a new generation of more advanced L-band services. AstroMesh deployable mesh reflectors are the lightest and stiffest available, making them ideal for this L-band communication mission.

This adds to Astro Aerospace’s successful partnership with Airbus Defence and Space, which began on Inmarsat 4 and Alphasat.

Astro Aerospace is a pioneer in space deployable technology structures that have enabled critical complex missions to Earth’s orbit, Mars and beyond. It’s hardware is characterized by its efficient light weight structural design and robust deployment kinematics. Since 1958, Astro Aerospace has successfully deployed technology on hundreds of space flights with a 100 percent success rate, a testament to Northrop Grumman's commitment to reliability, quality and affordability.