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James B. Hunt Jr. Library Auditorium

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November 2019

Dr. Hassan A. Hassan Distinguished Lecture Series: The Commercial US Space Industry Boom or Bust?

November 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm

Abstract At the dawn of the space age, enterprising American businesses dreamed of ways to use outer space as a means to make a profit. Pioneering investments in the early 1960’s by AT&T eventually lead to a thriving telecommunications industry in geostationary orbit. However, faced with increased pressure from terrestrial data networks and undersea cables, the GEOcomm industry is currently declining. In the space launch industry, the 1980’s saw the rise of commercial rockets in the US, beginning with commercial…

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