Teal says however that this would mean some trade-off in the aircraft's available payload
ABS-8 will be the third innovative all-electric propulsion 702SP satellite ordered from Boeing that minimizes the spacecraft's mass and maximises available payload
. The spacecraft will have over 9 kW (kilowatts) of payload power and it will be equipped with 50 active transponders.
The lightweight S16-130 drive axle increases available payload
Here the chassis is taken from the Swiss Bucher Duro 4 x 4S truck so the Vat has an available payload
of 2.5 tonnes.
The large available payload
volume can carry instruments freed from the rocket missions' constraint of being compacted into a canister and then unfolded in space.
Silverjet Cargo will manage 10 tonnes of available payload
outbound and 15 tonnes back to Luton.
The MEB concept is designed to replace the traditional cartridge/magazine arrangement with preloaded chaff/flare blocks that are better tailored to the signature and programming requirements of the host platform, providing more "shots" in the available payload
space while conferring significant life-cycle savings, as well as the logistic advantages of faster reload times with lower requirements for flight-line support.
will range from 620 to 800kg and, although the UK line-up has yet to be finalised, as many as six different engines could be offered including three dCi units.