Thailand’s Mu Space, with aggressive schedule, signs firm launch contract with Blue Origin

by Peter B. de Selding

WASHINGTON — Thai satellite telecommunications startup Mu Space, less than a year old, continues to move fast.

A year after it entered into what looked like a premature MoU with launch-service startup Blue Origin for the launch of a telecommunications satellite with no manufacturer, no orbital slot and no business plan, it struck deals with SES and Hughes Network Systems fo broadband deployment in Thailand.

For the moment, Mu is a provider of rural broadband through a VSAT network. It’s a long way from there to operating a . . .

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