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Lockheed Martin selects Saab Ericsson Space for Atlas V

Lockheed Martin selects Saab Ericsson Space for Atlas V Lockheed Martin Austronotics has selected a new Low Shock Separation System from Saab Ericsson Space for their Atlas V launch vehicle. The low shock separation system will reduce the launcher induced satellite shock environment several orders of magnitude, while at the same time being capable of supporting future growth in satellite mass. A ten-year contract has been signed between the companies covering two types of standard separation system diameters. Saab Ericsson Space has supported the Atlas with its standard separation system since the commercialisation of Atlas in the late eighties. The Saab Ericsson Space separation systems has a flight record of more than 260 in-orbit-separations with a success rate of 100%. Saab Ericsson Space is an independent supplier of space equipment. The company develops and manufactures computers, antenna systems, microwave electronics and guidance and separation systems for launch vehicles and satellites. The headquarters is located in Göteborg, Sweden, a division at Saab in Linköping, Sweden, and subsidiaries in Austria and the USA. Saab Ericsson Space employs 660 people. Saab Ericsson Space is jointly owned by Saab and Ericsson. Saab is one of the world's leading high-technology companies, with its main operations focusing on defence, aviation and space. The group covers a broad spectrum of competence and capability in systems integration. For furher information, please contact: Iréne Svensson, Communications Director, Saab Ericsson Space phone: +46 31 735 44 63 +46 705 35 08 18 This information is also available at www.space.se ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by BIT http://www.bit.se The following files are available for download: http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2001/05/16/20010516BIT00120/bit0002.doc http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2001/05/16/20010516BIT00120/bit0002.pdf