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Friday, 28 November 2014 12:10

IT issues on the table at MSC

The IMO’s Marine Safety Committee (MSC) met in London last week for its 94th session, with several IT issues on the agenda, including Iridium’s proposed move to become a GMDSS satellite provider.

Inmarsat has announced that it has completed construction of the final four satellite access stations (SAS) for its Global Xpress (GX) service.

Machine-to-Machine (M2M) solutions provider ORBCOMM has announced that it will acquire Canadian firm SkyWave, the largest M2M service provider on Inmarsat’s L-band satellite network, for $130 million.

Inmarsat, in partnership with Beijing Marine Communication and Navigation Co. (MCN Beijing), has released a communications application designed specifically for Chinese coastal fishing vessels.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014 12:05

GX hits 24 Mbps in Intellian test

Intellian has reported that the first Global Express (GX) tests have taken place on its GX60 and GX100 VSAT terminals.

Monday, 13 October 2014 11:58

Frank Coles leaves Inmarsat

In a move that will come as a shock to many, Inmarsat has announced that Frank Coles has left the company.

The Russian space agency Roscosmos has said that its Proton Breeze M launch vehicle, the same spacecraft that will be used to launch Inmarsat's Global Xpress satellites, has completed its first launch since suffering a dramatic failure in May.

Wednesday, 06 August 2014 12:24

After SAS, Inmarsat opens office in Beijing

Inmarsat today announced the inauguration of its first office in China, following on from the recent opening of a satellite access station in Beijing.

Monday, 07 July 2014 09:05

Telemar FBB supply deal in Singapore

Telemar has announced that it will provide FleetBroadband services to Asiatic Lloyd, a container shipping line based in Singapore.

Inmarsat has selected SpaceX, the Californian developer of the Falcon rockets, to provide launch services for a new S-band satellite and “up to two further Inmarsat missions”, though this will not include flights 2 and 3 in its Global Xpress programme.

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