Biggest satellite antenna launched

Reston, Va. (UPI) Nov 15, 2010 A U.S. satellite carrying the biggest commercial reflector antenna ever put into space has been successfully launched, it backers say. The mesh antenna on the Skyterra-1 satellite, launched successfully from Baikonur in Kazakhstan on Sunday, is 72 feet across, the BBC reported Monday. The antenna will relay cellphone and data signals for a start-up company called LightSquared.


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