EADS Astrium Services is aiming to capitalize on its success with Britain’s Skynet 5 military communications system to secure more business outside the U.K., especially in the Middle East and U.S. The Ariane 5 launch on Nov. 15, following two rocket-related delays, orbited Skynet 5B and Star One C1, a Brazilian commercial telecom satellite. Like Skynet 5A, launched in March, and Skynet 5C, to be sent up next May, the new milsatcom spacecraft is intended to provide near-global secure ...

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