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Mobile broadband startup orders satellite
Posted: Thu, Dec 24, 2009, 11:48 AM ET (1648 GMT)
A Swedish startup company that plans to provide mobile broadband services via satellite ordered a satellite Wednesday. OverHorizon AB announced Wednesday that it had ordered a satellite from a joint team of Orbital Sciences Corporation and Thales Alenia Space. Orbital will provide the satellite bus, based on its STAR 2 platform, and Thales Alenia will provide the communications payload. OverHorizon, a company with offices in the US and Cyprus as well as Sweden, has disclosed few details about its plans, other than to provide broadband services to vehicles ranging from cars to aircraft. The company has not indicated where the satellite will be located in GEO or what frequencies it will use.
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