We can all recall the well-documented events starting with the launch of the first satellites by the Soviets in 1957 and the Americans in 1958, and the initiation by NASA in 1961 of an active geostationary communications satellite program. However, since Hughes Space and Communications produced the first commercial geostationary communications satellite, Syncom 2, in 1963, change in the satellite business has been incremental.
The latest from Edward D. Horowitz
Your March 26 story “U.S. Government Missing Hosted Payload Opportunities” by Peter B. de Selding [page 5] focuses on a subject with critical importance for our nation.