SkyTerra-1: Large and in Charge

Posted: November 15, 2010 in Uncategorized
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While it’s too late for Halloween, there is now a monster commercial dish in space.

Described as the biggest commercial space-antenna ever, the SkyTerra-1’s dish will be 72 feet across when fully unfurled.  Operating in the L-band, SkyTerra-1 will offer more than simultaneous 500 spot beams, as opposed to the runner-up, Inmarsat, with 200.

A beastly spacecraft delivered by a similarly beastly Proton launch vehicle yesterday.

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