Boeing begins 1st augment of 'next decade' LightSquared data usage; for 90% of US

-Posted by D.C. Worth, for Barbay (France/US)

For now, looks like next decade data usage...
"Boeing has been designing advanced geomobile satellite systems for the past 13 years, and our experience enables us to provide LightSquared with a high-value solution."
-Craig Cooning, VP, GM, Boeing [read]

-IMAGE: "Sky Terra 1" [boeing]
"There is a large and rapidly growing demand for data services to U.S. businesses, individuals and other end users, and Boeing has accomplished the first step in delivering this capability to LightSquared with the successful launch of SkyTerra 1," said Craig Cooning, vice president and general manager, Boeing Space & Intelligence Systems...

Amidst the B.O. Administration's "petty" Tax-brake squabbles...
Wonder what "deal" was 'inked' with the FCC... (below)

-Boeing SkyTerra 1 Satellite Sends 1st Signals from Space: #
Boeing and Lightsquared will next initiate on-orbit maneuvers to move the 6-ton satellite into its geosynchronous orbit. It will be joined by SkyTerra 2 next year, and over the next 15 years will augment LightSquared’s ground coverage of North America, which should serve 90 percent of the U.S. population by 2015 under a deal inked with the FCC.

Today's Links...
-Boeing Launches 4th Earth-Observation Satellite for Italy!
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., Nov. 6, 2010 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] on Nov. 5 successfully launched the last in a series of four SkyMed spacecraft for the Italian Constellation of Small Satellites for Mediterranean basin Observation (COSMO). [image]

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