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

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.

Monday, 01 September 2014 11:44

O3b Ka-band constellation operational

O3b Networks today confirmed that in-orbit testing of its latest satellites has been successfully completed and the satellites have been commissioned into its eight-strong Ka-band constellation.

Royal Caribbean International is taking some of the industry's first steps towards introducing robot crew members with its newest ship, the Quantum of the Seas.

Satellite market research company NSR has issued a report claiming that the maritime sector is set to dominate demand for FSS satellite capacity, requiring approximately 160 satellite transponders by 2023.

Friday, 11 July 2014 09:11

O3b completes Ka-band constellation

The Guyana Space Centre confirms that O3b successfully launched four satellites yesterday on a Soyuz launch vehicle, completing its initial eight-strong constellation designed to improve satellite connectivity in emerging markets.

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).

Tuesday, 24 June 2014 11:36

O3b announces satellite launch date

O3b Networks reports that it is set to launch the latest satellites in its network on July 10, which will complete its initial constellation.

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, 14 May 2014 15:19

Intellian expands Seoul facility

South-Korean antenna manufacturer Intellian has officially opened its newly expanded Innovation Centre in Seoul, saying that the extra space will allow it to increase production.

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