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Launching Satellites

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Launching Satellites

Launching Satellites

Launching Satellites

Only Available in Archive Formats.

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.