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Intelsat Chief Sees Hosted Payloads Stretching Tight Budgets
Tightening military budgets like the one just announced by U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates make military payloads hosted on civilian communication satellites an attractive option for cash-strapped defense ministries, Intelsat’s chief executive officer argued on Jan. 11.
David McGlade told the Washington Space Business Roundtable that the move toward hosted payloads makes the government satellite market as “exciting” as any other sector.