Inmarsat has unveiled the updated schedule for the commercial start of its Global Xpress service, and explained further details about how it plans to allow for dynamic bandwidth allocation on the network.
Intellian says that it has commenced the first deliveries of its v100GX 3-Axis VSAT communications antenna, a Ku-band antenna that can be converted for use with Inmarsat’s Ka-band Global Xpress (GX) service.
An Ariane rocket has successfully launched Alphasat, a telecommunications satellite which will complement Inmarsat’s L-band FleetBroadband network.
Greek company Otesat-Maritel has announced that it has won a contract with EPIC Shipping to provide it with FleetBroadband services.
The explosion of a recent satellite launch attempt by a Proton M rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan has prompted fears that the introduction of Inmarsat’s Ka-band Global Xpress network could be delayed.
Inmarsat has reported that its first fully assembled Inmarsat-5 Ka-band satellite, which will be used to provide its forthcoming Global Xpress service, has successfully completed mechanical testing.
Evert Dudok, chief executive officer of Astrium Services, has revealed some significant details about the form a deal between his company and Inmarsat on the Ka-band Global Xpress service might take, at an event in Paris.
Alphasat, designed and built by Astrium for Inmarsat and the European Space Agency (ESA), has left Astrium’s facilities in Toulouse after completion of its final integration and test campaign and is now en route to Kourou, French Guyana, to be prepared for its launch aboard an Ariane 5, scheduled for the end of July.
Turkish chemical tanker company Chemfleet is to implement Inmarsat FleetBroadband services across 21 of its vessels.
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