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LightSquared & Boeing statement on the status of SkyTerra 1

 

 

7 December 2010

 

The SkyTerra 1 satellite, launched Nov. 14, is stable and healthy, and we are proceeding with post-launch checkout processing. As of Dec. 2, the L-band antenna reflector on the SkyTerra 1 satellite has not been fully deployed. Boeing, in close partnership with its LightSquared customer, has assembled a team of experts to assess progress and continue deployment of the antenna. As with any post-launch checkout, it's not unexpected for minor delays to occur, and we are proceeding to complete in-orbit testing and hand over the satellite and its Space Based Network to LightSquared in early 2011.