The Defense Dept. "dropped the ball" by not getting involved early in the development of "Big LEO" low Earth orbit satellite constellations that carry global mobile voice communications, according to a senior systems engineer for Motorola. E. William Harding, senior systems engineer for Motorola's space and systems technology group, said he was working for the Office of the Secretary of Defense when the decision was made not to get DOD involved in commercial systems and ...

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