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Inmarsat Sets Aug. 28 Launch for Global Xpress Constellation 3rd Satellite; Rupert Pearce Comments

Inmarsat Sets Aug. 28 Launch for Global Xpress Constellation 3rd Satellite; Rupert Pearce Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Global-XpressInmarsat will launch the third satellite of its Global Xpress satellite communications constellation at Kazakhstan-based Baikonur Cosmodrome on Aug. 28.

International Launch Services will use a Proton launch vehicle to roll out the Boeing-built Inmarsat-5 F3 satellite, Inmarsat said Monday.

The I-5 F3 satellite is designed to provide mobile broadband services across the Pacific Ocean region.

Rupert Pearce, CEO of Inmarsat, said the Global Xpress platform will work to “support value-added services and solutions for our government and enterprise customers on land, at sea and in the air.“

Inmarsat said it expects to begin offering commercial GX communications services worldwide by year-end once it launches the third satellite.

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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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