Satellite firms make a comeback

The consumer market was a bust for satellite firms such as
Iridium and American Mobile Satellite, but the government market
proved a boon for these late 1990s darlings, according to a Washington Post report thisweek.


Iridium built a global network of communications satellites for
$6 billion but found few takers and filed for bankruptcy. When it
emerged from that proceeding, it had one customer, the U.S.
government.



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