Astrium has reported that the Alphasat satellite launched in late July 2013, expected to add additional capacity to Inmarsat's FleetBroadband network, has been successfully tested and moved to its operational orbital position.
Inmarsat CEO Rupert Pearce has confirmed that the company now expects to launch the first of the satellites for its Global Xpress Ka-band service in the first half of December.
Inmarsat has announced that it has triggered an option to purchase a fourth Inmarsat-5 satellite, under its existing contract with Boeing Satellite Systems International, while also confirming plans to increase prices on its E&E services by nearly half.
Inmarsat has pledged to freeze its FleetBroadband pricing for next year, stating that there will be no price rises on the service up to the end of 2014.
Inmarsat has written to Digital Ship to clarify the details of the reported launch schedule for its Global Xpress network.
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.
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