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Boeing seals the deal on acquiring satellite company

Altair satellite
An artist’s conception shows Millennium Space Systems’ Altair satellite. (Millennium Illustration)

As promised, Boeing has completed its acquisition of California-based Millennium Space Systems, a provider of small-satellite solutions. Millennium, which has about 260 employees, will operate as a subsidiary of Boeing Phantom Works. When the acquisition plan was announced in August, Boeing said it’d be completed by the end of September. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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