Inmarsat has confirmed that its third Global Xpress (GX) satellite – Inmarsat-5 F3 – has safely arrived at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan in anticipation of its launch later this month.
Iridium has announced that production is complete on the qualification dispenser for the Iridium NEXT constellation's initial launch, which will be conducted by ISC Kosmotras from the Yasny launch site in Russia using a Dnepr rocket, with qualification testing on-track for completion in June 2015.
Telenor Satellite Broadcasting has announced the successful launch of its new Ka-band satellite, THOR 7, putting the company on track to introduce high-throughput services to ships in Europe and the North Atlantic by the end of the year.
The Inmarsat-5 F2 (I-5 F2), the second satellite in the company’s Global Xpress (GX) constellation, has successfully completed its geostationary orbital deployment following its launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on February 1.
Intelsat says it has successfully completed a series of tests on the compatibility of its EpicNG digital payload with existing ground equipment platforms.
Telenor Satellite Broadcasting (TSBc) has announced that its THOR 7 Ka-band satellite has arrived safely at the Guiana Spaceport in Kourou ahead of its scheduled launch in mid-April.
Inmarsat reports that the second satellite in its Global Xpress (GX) constellation was launched successfully on Sunday February 1 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
Reports in Russian media have claimed that the launch of Inmarsat’s second Global Xpress (GX) satellite has been delayed once more, due to a malfunction with the Boeing-manufactured I-5 F2 – though this time the schedule has been pushed back by only two days.
OneWeb has announced plans to build, launch and operate a 648-strong constellation of micro-satellites to provide global internet access, with Virgin and Qualcomm named as initial investors.
Inmarsat has made a change to the branding of its hybrid product combining FleetBroadband with regional Global Xpress Ka-band coverage on its current single operational I-5 satellite, with the service now called FleetBroadband Xtra.
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