Filtronic scoops latest satellite tech contract with global customer

Telecoms innovator Filtronic has secured a £3.4m ($4.25m) to supply a global provider of low earth orbit satellite communications equipment.
The work will see Filtronic, which operates based in Sedgefield and Leeds, provide its Cerus32 solid state power amplifier module for the unnamed customer to use on certain ground station locations as part of a deployment that will connect orbiting satellites. The project is the first time that high bandwidth ‘E-band’ frequencies have been successfully used in a commercial low earth orbit space setting.
E-band frequencies allow for transmission of high-speed data over short distances, which is useful for rapidly moving low earth orbit satel …