LightSquared’s SkyTerra 1 Sent to Baikonur for Launch

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LightSquared’s high-capacity mobile communications satellite, SkyTerra 1, has shipped from Boeing Space & Intelligence Systems’ integration and test complex in El Segundo, Calif., to the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Boeing announced Oct. 19.

The Boeing 702HP-based satellite is slated to launch Nov. 14 atop an International Launch Services Proton rocket.

LightSquared and International Launch Services are both based in Reston, Va.