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Engineers evaluate the Emergency Egress System as they ride in seats attached to slide wires at Space Launch Complex 41. Credit: NASA/Leif Heimbold
JCSAT-110A (previously known as JCSAT-15) was the first SSL 1300 satellite to use a 3D-printed antenna tower design. Credit: SSL
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Mark Spiwak, president of Boeing Satellite Systems International. Credit: Kate Patterson for SpaceNews
Inmarsat CEO Rupert Pearce. Credit: Kate Patterson for SpaceNews

Boeing’s LEO constellation hinges on V-band’s viability

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Since filing its license last summer with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission for a constellation of broadband communications satellites, Boeing has focused on developing some of the project’s key technologies, Bruce Chesley, vice president and program manager for Boeing’s Global Broadband Systems, told reporters at a March 7 press briefing.

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The Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft being prepared for launch in September. A problem with the spacecraft found only after it was placed inside its payload fairing has delayed its launch until the end of October. Credit: NASA/Victor Zelentsov
Sea Launch's Odyssey platform with launch vehicle. Credit: Sea Launch
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Technical problems could delay the beginning of regular flights by SpaceX's Crew Dragon (left) and Boeing's CST-100 Starliner until at least late 2018. Credit: SpaceX artist's concept and Boeing
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