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Third Inmarsat Global Xpress Satellite Enters Orbit; Rupert Pearce Comments

Third Inmarsat Global Xpress Satellite Enters Orbit; Rupert Pearce Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Global-XpressA new Boeing-made satellite lifted off Friday from Kazakhstan onboard an International Launch Services-built Proton Breeze M space vehicle to become part of Inmarsat's Global Xpress satellite communications network.

Rupert Pearce, CEO of Inmarsat, said Thursday the new GX satellite joins a constaellation that works to help customers quickly introduce new applications and offer remote mobile broadband services to clients.

Inmarsat introduced the second Inmarsat-5 satellite in February and started to provide commercial broadband services across the Atlantic Ocean and the Americas this month.

Boeing said Saturday it will subject the Inmarsat-5 F3 satellite to testing in an effort to achieve full operational capability by year-end necessary to provide broadband communications services for government and commercial customers worldwide.

Boeing expects to deliver the fourth Inmarsat-5 satellite for GX by the middle of next year and currently offers Ka-band military satellite communications services to government clients through a marketing partnership with Inmarsat.

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Written by Jane Edwards

is a staff writer at Executive Mosaic, where she writes for ExecutiveBiz about IT modernization, cybersecurity, space procurement and industry leaders’ perspectives on government technology trends.

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