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Saab Space gets break-through orders for frequency converters for Space Systems/Loral

Saab Space in Gothenburg, Sweden, has in a short period of time received its first two orders for frequency converters for Space Systems/Loral.

“We are very pleased that years of marketing efforts and of proving ourselves through numerous deliveries of converter and receiver products to major satellite integrators now bear fruit”, says Bengt Sundh, Director of Marketing & Sales for Telecom Satellites at Saab Space. “The fact that we now have most satellite prime contractors as customers enables us to be more cost-efficient to the benefit of all parties.”

Saab Space has been active in design and production of microwave electronics for space flight since the late 1960’s, at that time within Ericsson.

Since then a substantial know-how and experience has been built-up through participation in ESA projects and from numerous deliveries of frequency converters and receivers to commercial telecommunication satellites. Today Saab Space is one of the leading suppliers of frequency converters and receivers on the world market. Continuous product development is pursued to satisfy customer needs. Products are available for
C-band, Ku-band and Ka-band frequencies.

The orders now placed by Space Systems/Loral are for 4 Ku-band receivers and 19 Ku-band frequency converters for delivery in the beginning of 2008. The products will be integrated into the Nimiq-5 and NSS-12 satellite payloads built for the operators Telesat Canada and SES New Skies respectively.

For further information, please contact:
Lars Nordfeldt, Director of Communications & Public Affairs
Tel: +46 (0)31-735 4312, Cellular: +46 (0)736-68 03 12, Fax: +46 (0)31-735 45 00