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Thursday, 28 September 2017 15:56

SRT to launch vessel monitoring satellites

SRT Marine Systems has announced its intention to build and launch its own maritime monitoring satellite constellation, to be called OCEAN-SCAN, which will provide global vessel detection and tracking.

Thursday, 21 September 2017 14:31

NEXT satellites arrive ahead of October launch

Iridium has confirmed that 10 satellites from its Iridium NEXT roll-out have been delivered to Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB) in California, ahead of the third scheduled launch in the company’s next generation satellite programme on October 4.

Inmarsat has announced a deal with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) to act as the launch provider for the first satellite in the Inmarsat-6 fleet (I-6 F1), under construction by Airbus Defence and Space and scheduled for launch in 2020.

SES has announced its intention to launch a new satellite service called O3b mPOWER, which it says will be capable of delivering multiple terabits of throughput globally to maritime and other satellite markets, starting in 2021.

Iridium has announced that the third launch for its new NEXT constellation has been scheduled for September 30, 2017, which will bring the total number of Iridium NEXT satellites deployed to 30 if successful.

Intelsat has completed the successful launch of its Intelsat 35e satellite, the fourth of the Intelsat EpicNG high throughput satellite series, from Cape Canaveral, Florida aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle.

Monday, 26 June 2017 10:21

Second Iridium NEXT launch a success

Iridium has successfully completed the second satellite launch for its next-generation network, Iridium NEXT, with a payload of 10 satellites deployed into low-Earth orbit on June 25, adding to the 10 initial satellites in the constellation already launched in January of this year.

Iridium has confirmed that all 10 Iridium NEXT satellites set for inclusion in the second launch in its NEXT programme have arrived at Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB) in California and are being processed for their scheduled launch with SpaceX on June 25th.

Tuesday, 06 June 2017 12:20

Inmarsat to build fifth GX satellite

Inmarsat has announced that it has awarded the contract for the construction of an additional Global Xpress (GX) communications satellite to Thales Alenia Space.

Inmarsat has confirmed the successful launch of the fourth satellite in its Global Xpress (GX) constellation, which will be used to augment the existing global three-satellite communications network already in operation.

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