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SkyBridge seen on track for start-up in 2001
The proposed 80-satellite SkyBridge low Earth orbit system remains on track, with satellite construction set to start at the beginning of 1999, according to the head of SkyBridge LP.
Pascale Sourisse, Skybridge's president and chief executive officer, told reporters in Washington Friday that the system remains on schedule to begin operation in 2001 with a partial constellation of 40 satellites. Signing of service provider agreements is expected to begin in 1999.