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Global Launch Industry Climbs Slowly Back To Health

By | January 13, 2004

      HONOLULU–As telecom, broadcast, consumer and enterprise markets begin to recover from their recent business lows, the world’s global expendable launch vehicle (ELV) providers are poised to ramp up their launch manifests to accommodate improving demand for their services.

      “We saw slightly increased and improved business conditions in 2003 over 2002,” said Rob Peckham, international sales director at Boeing Launch Services. “We see improving regional prospects for video [services], government applications and [consumer-driven] applications [including HDTV] as new drivers for growth in 2004.”

      Peckham made his comments here Monday during a panel session on ELV services during the Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC) conference.

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