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.
He was responsible for the initiation of the Navy's LEASAT
satellite communications program and led the research efforts which resulted in the development of Navy activities in the MILSTAR satellite communications program.
It owns and operates five C-band Galaxy spacecraft, two dual-payload Galaxy satellites and three Ku-band SBS satellites, and also operates a global network of LEASAT
communications satellites for the U.