Launching Satellites

In the second of two reports on global communications, NPR's Dan Charles examines how communications companies are using rockets built in China, Russia, and Ukraine to launch their satellites into orbit. American companies are unable to keep up with the huge demand for satellite launches, so they turn to other countries. Critics of the practice say these private companies are giving away rocket technology that could be used against the United States in the future.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.

Support comes from: