Even as the ink dries on the U.K.’s latest military communications satellite contract, Skynet 5D, industry is already corralling its arguments for research and technology funding for a follow-on system, with ambitions to begin work during the 2011-12 period. As well as starting to eye the technology for a future series of satcoms building on the success of Skynet 5, industry is also awaiting keynote government pronouncements on space policy. These could include interest in an ...


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