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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.

Thursday, 03 July 2014 10:55

Inmarsat unveils MSDS

Inmarsat has announced details of its forthcoming Maritime Safety Data Service (MSDS) for FleetBroadband.

Monday, 30 June 2014 13:06

GX starts commercial service

Inmarsat today announced that its first Inmarsat-5 Global Xpress (GX) satellite has achieved commercial service introduction (CSI).

Inmarsat has admitted that a delay in the launch schedule for its two remaining Global Xpress satellites is now likely, following the failure of an unrelated launch using the Proton launch vehicle on Friday.

Wednesday, 07 May 2014 14:22

Inmarsat Fleet One goes live

Inmarsat Maritime today announced that its Fleet One broadband service, designed for leisure and fishing vessels, is now available.

Wednesday, 30 April 2014 08:55

GX "remains on schedule" despite sanctions

Inmarsat has moved to allay fears that fresh US sanctions against Russia in response to the Ukraine crisis could derail its launch schedule for Global Xpress, with two launches currently planned to take place with International Launch Services (ILS) at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan during 2014.

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