Mobile satellite services provider Globalstar will delay the early December launch of a third batch of second-generation satellites by three weeks as manufacturer Thales Alenia Space swaps one of the six spacecraft with a spare untainted by a momentum-wheel defect affecting other satellites already in orbit. “In order to reduce the risk of any possible momentum wheel issues, and based on a recommendation from Thales Alenia Space, one satellite originally scheduled for the third launch is ...
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