PanAmSat is to receive a $75 million insurance payout for failure of the xenon-ion propulsion attitude-control system on its Boeing-built Galaxy 10R communications satellite.

Boeing has completed the integrated baseline review for the US Air Force Space-Based Space Surveillance (SBSS) system. A Boeing-led team is building a single "Pathfinder" spacecraft for launch in 2007 to detect and track orbiting space objects.

 Lockheed Martin has delivered the flight structure for the first US Air Force Advanced Extremely High Frequency communications satellite to payload supplier Northrop Grumman for assembly.

Source: Flight International