Sky is no limit for new generation of flexible satellites

[Excerpt] The world’s biggest space companies are stepping up plans to capture a nascent market in satellite technology in a bid to make up for plunging sales caused by the cultural shift away from watching television to using mobile phones and computers.

Thales and Boeing last week announced proposals for a new generation of flexible satellites, capable of coping with the changing demands of customers who want mobile phones that can connect to the web on planes, trains and cars as well as in isolated regions, such as Africa and Central America.

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