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Inmarsat has offered to provide a free global airline tracking service for all commercial passenger aircraft in a proposal to the International Civil Aviation Organization ahead of an aircraft tracking conference in Montreal scheduled for Monday. “We welcome and strongly support ICAO“™s decision to place the delivery of next-generation aviation safety services at the heart of the […] More
Gilat Satellite Networks will develop a portfolio of ground-based terminals and related services for enterprise customers of an Inmarsat global mobile satellite communications service. Inmarsat selected Gilat to build very small aperture terminals and network management services for the Global Xpress satellite value-added reseller program, Gilat said Wednesday. The partnership aims to drive adoption of the GX […] More
Boeing has completed on-orbit testing ofand delivered the first of four contracted Inmarsat-5 satellites for Inmarsat‘s Global Xpress mobile broadband network, with the remaining three scheduled for launch between late 2014 and 2016. “The testing of the Boeing built platform and payload has been completed and shown to meet all the specifications,” Rupert Pearce, CEO of Inmarsat, said […] More
Inmarsat and EADS‘ Astrium subsidiary have partnered to deliver broadband services to Astrium’s worldwide market base. Astrium Services will provide Inmarsat’s Global Xpress broadband network to maritime, defense and government segments in Europe under a strategic distribution partnership deal, the companies said Thursday. Rupert Pearce, Inmarsat CEO, said the partnership extends and deepens his company’s existing […] More
Inmarsat Plc has launched the first of its satellites for a planned global mobile broadband service network into space aboard an ILS-built rocket. The Inmarsat-5 F1 satellite lifted off from Kazakhstan Monday aboard a Proton Breeze-M launch vehicle, then separated from the Proton rocket and reached a super-synchronous transfer orbit, Inmarsat said Monday. I-5 F1, part of […] More
Inmarsat and ORBCOMM have formed a partnership to jointly develop and commercialize a satellite platform for machine-to-machine communications applications. They will also explore potential synergies in areas such as capital investment, technology development and ground-based infrastructure support to future satellite programs, the companies said Monday. Rupert Pearce, Inmarsat CEO, said the companies aim to help […] More
Inmarsat has agreed to hand over operations of its retail energy unit to RigNet in a potential $25 million transaction that supports a strategic alliance intended to support global market expansion. The purchase includes microwave and WiMAX facilities in Canada, Russia, the United Kingdom and the U.S. as well as an international telecommunications business, and […] More
Inmarsat and Cisco Systems will create an alliance enabling Inmarsat to deliver advanced services over its new high-throughput satellite broadband network, Global Xpress. Under the agreement, Cisco will provide an advanced satellite applications service delivery platform and a high performance access network for Inmarsat“™s GX program, the first global Ka-band network with mobile connectivity. “These agreements […] More

Inmarsat has selected Airbus“™ defense and space business to develop three next-generation satellites for its Global Xpress satellite network. Inmarsat said Thursday the production of GX7, GX8 and GX9 satellites is part of the company“™s move to expand its mobile broadband coverage worldwide, improve ability to incorporate future technology platforms and provide agility in space deployment.

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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries will serve as the launch provider for a satellite that Airbus built for Inmarsat‘s sixth generation satellite fleet. The Inmarsat-6 F1 satellite will be launched aboard the MHI H-IIA launch vehicle in 2020 to offer new capacities for the former’s customers including advanced global safety services, mobile services and Internet of Things applications, […] More
Inmarsat Plc and Honeywell International Inc. have partnered to engineer three Ka-band satellites worth $1.2 billion meant to support Inmarsat“™s new aviation service, Aviation International News reported Friday. Kirby Harrison writes Honeywell engineers have reviewed the design of SATCOM terminals and antenna subsystems, including external interface control documents and fuselage- and tail-mount antenna details, which […] More
Northrop Grumman‘s Astro Aerospace subsidiary has conducted a preliminary design review of L-band reflectors for two communications satellites that Airbus currently develops for Inmarsat. Astro Aerospace will work to mature the reflectors’ design before the Inmarsat-6 satellite program undergoes a critical design review later this year, Northrop said Wednesday. Inmarsat awarded Airbus’ defense and space business a […] More
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