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Compare & contrast: Commercial satellite radar startups Capella Space and Iceye

PARIS — Capella Space of the United States and Iceye of Finland are venture-capital-funded startups building constellations of radar satellites for government and commercial customers worldwide — assuming there are enough of them to close a business plan. It’s risky, and while both companies have...

Airline IFC case study: Air China assesses costs and benefits

PARIS — When does a major airline take the plunge into in-flight connectivity? What economic benefits should it expect? Are they immediately measurable? Zhihang Chi, vice president and general manager of Air China, which operates some 400 aircraft — mainly Airbus wide- and narrow bodies, to 106...

Viasat selects ULA Atlas 5 to launch one of three Viasat-3 satellites

PARIS — Viasat Inc. selected United Launch Alliance (ULA) to launch a Viasat-3 broadband satellite into geostationary orbit sometime between 2020 and 2022 aboard a ULA Atlas 5 in its 551 configuration, the vehicle’s largest variant, Viasat and ULA announced Sept. 10. It was ULA’s first commercial...

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Viasat selects ULA Atlas 5 to launch one of three Viasat-3 satellites

PARIS — Viasat Inc. selected United Launch Alliance (ULA) to launch a Viasat-3 broadband satellite into geostationary orbit sometime between 2020 and 2022 aboard a ULA Atlas 5 in its 551 configuration, the vehicle’s largest variant, Viasat and ULA announced Sept. 10....