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.
KVH has struck a partnership with Iridium to provide extended satellite coverage to customers equipped with its new TracPhone V3-IP system.
Maritime satellite antenna manufacturer Intellian has introduced three new terminals for use with the Inmarsat FleetBroadband network.
Globalstar has announced that its fourth launch of six second generation satellites has been confirmed for February 5, 2013, at 10:20 pm (local Baikonur time).
Globalstar has announced that all six of its second-generation satellites scheduled for launch in early February have been delivered to the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
Globalstar reports that it has returned to commercial service a satellite it was forced to remove in early 2011 after it was affected by a momentum wheel issue.
After its recent tribulations and disagreements with satellite manufacturer Thales Alenia Space, Globalstar has had some significant positive news to report, with the announcement that its satellite operations control centre has initiated the steps needed to place four previously launched satellites into service by mid-August.
Iridium has announced the completion of the satellite preliminary design review phase for its next-generation satellite constellation, Iridium NEXT.
Thuraya has launched a dual mode handheld phone that features both GSM and satellite capabilities.
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