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posted: 16 June 2009
01:27 pm ET






A Fitting Tribute

In reference to the launch of the ProtoStar– 2 satellite on May 16 [“ProtoStar Is Trying to Unload Its New Satellite,” May 25, page 4], at the time of the launch, Craig Gavin, vice president of ProtoStar, announced that the launch was dedicated to Philippe Sagar.

Philippe, an Australian-French national, joined ProtoStar in 2007 as its senior manager of strategy and regulatory affairs, based in its regional office in
Singapore
. He had previously been a frequency coordination engineer at Eutelsat in
Paris
.

Philippe was closely involved with the preparations for the launch of ProtoStar’s satellites. Sadly, he died in May 2008, before the successful launch of ProtoStar-
1 in
July of that year.

The dedication of the launch of ProtoStar-2 was a fitting tribute to his work and to his commitment to the success of the ProtoStar venture.

David Sagar

(on behalf of Philippe Sagar’s family)

London