The Expense of the Final Frontier

October 2008
Armada International;Oct/Nov2008, Vol. 32 Issue 5, p71
The article reports on the plan of the U.S. Defense Department to invest up to $30.6 billion over the next decade on military-based satellites, according to experts at Forecast International. It is noted that 95 new units are planned, which range from the Elisa electronic intelligence satellite to further launches of the Wideband Global Satcom constellation and the advanced EHF satellite. It is predicted that the U.S. satellite market will remain in sharp contrast to that of the Europeans.


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