Lightsquared Launches First Satellite

By Michael A. Taverna

Lightsquared’s bid to become the first U.S. hybrid mobile satellite service to enter operation has passed a key milestone with launch of its first satellite.

The spacecraft, SkyTerra-1, was lofted into orbit at 17:29 GMT on Nov. 14 by an International Launch Services Proton M booster from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The mission, coming just one month after the ...

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