The future of communication satellites appears to be moving toward larger, more powerful models, but satellite manufacturers such as Lockheed Martin will have the challenge of keeping within the capability of current launchers. The trend is being driven by the cost of launching and insuring satellites, according to Joseph Rickers, Lockheed Martin president for commercial space systems. The substantial cost associated with each launch means customers want to minimize the number of them ...
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