Cookies help us deliver the best experience on our website. By using our website, you agree to our use of cookies Dismiss

Alphasat ready for operation

Astrium has reported that the Alphasat satellite launched in late July 2013, expected to add additional capacity to Inmarsat's FleetBroadband network, has been successfully tested and moved to its operational orbital position.

Astrium acted as prime contractor for Alphasat and has been responsible for Launch and Early Orbit Phase (LEOP) operations. As such the company has now confirmed that the first Alphabus platform is now fully operational.

Alphasat is owned and operated by Inmarsat, which has invested $350 million into what it calls one of the most technically advanced telecommunications satellites ever constructed for civilian applications.

The construction of the satellite was a joint initiative between Inmarsat and the European Space Agency (ESA), and was the largest Public-Private-Partnership space project in Europe.

Alphasat carries a new generation of geomobile communications payload in L-band that will be used to augment Inmarsat’s network service across Europe, Africa and the Middle East, providing new capabilities in terms of performance and resource availability for L-band services like FleetBroadband.

Related items

Joomla SEF URLs by Artio

Login/Register

Register or Login to view even more of our content. Basic registration is free.

Register now

Digital Ship magazine provides the latest information about maritime satellite communications technology, software systems, navigation technology, computer networks, data management and TMSA. It is published ten times a year.

 

Address:
Digital Ship Ltd
Digital Ship - Digital Energy Journal
39-41 North Road
London
N7 9DP
United Kingdom

Copyright © 2019 Digital Ship Ltd. All rights reserved           Cookie Policy         Privacy Policy

x