BUSINESSWEEK ONLINE : AUGUST 30, 1999 ISSUE
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INTERNATIONAL -- EUROPEAN BUSINESS

Who's Launching Global Satellite Networks


COMPANY     CHIEF BACKER            COST (BILLIONS)       STARTUP

ASTROLINK   Lockheed Martin            $3.6                2004

SKYBRIDGE   Alcatel                     4.2              Early 2003

SPACEWAY    Hughes Electronics          1.4                2002*

TELEDESIC   Motorola, Boeing,           10.0             Late 2003 or
            Bill Gates, Craig O. McCaw                   early 2004


*North America only

DATA: BUSINESS WEEK


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