Among the companies eagerly anticipating the start of Virgin Orbit’s small-satellite launch services is Sky and Space Global, a UK-based company developing a low-cost, Iridium-type, narrowband communications system using nanosatellites.  In 2016, Sky and Space signed contracts for four LauncherOne missions to begin placing its satellites into 435-466-mi.-high (700-750-km) equatorial orbits. The company intends to provide a suite of low-bandwidth communications services, including ...

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