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.
Cobham SATCOM has announced the launch of a new SAILOR FleetBroadband Dual Antenna solution, designed to secure uninterrupted data and voice communications on vessels.
Swire Pacific Offshore (SPO), a Singapore-based service provider to the offshore oil and gas industry, is upgrading from Inmarsat’s FleetBroadband (FB) 5GB service to the FB Unlimited plan.
Inmarsat has reported an increase of almost nine per cent in maritime revenues for the first quarter of 2013, compared with the same period last year, partly as a result of the price rises it has introduced on its FleetBroadband and E&E services over the last year.
Inmarsat has announced that Beltship Management Limited (BML) has deployed its FleetBroadband Unlimited service across all six of the bulk carriers it manages for Vale, a Brazil-based mining company.
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