Satellite, Writ Large

Posted: July 7, 2009 in communications, Satellites, TerreStar

The 15,000-plus pound TerreStar satellite, about the size of a small school bus, is now on orbit. According to the satellite’s manufacturer, Loral, over a million man-hours went into its creation. The satellite is designed to serve North America with “blended” terrestrial and space based communications and provide better service than either method alone.
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