LEASATLeased Satellite
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The task was made more difficult by the fact that LEASAT 3 was spinning slowly, and that special equipment would have to be constructed by the astronauts aboard the shuttle and installed -- via spacewalk -- on the end of the arm.
At Hughes, he held positions as mechanical design engineer, systems engineer, mission analyst and operations technical advisor on GOES, GMS, LEASAT, HS-318 and HS-350.
The UHF Follow-On satellites are replacing the Navy's Fleet Satellite Communications (FLTSATCOM) and the Hughes-built LEASAT spacecraft.