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Inmarsat is seeking to meet increased U.S. military and commercial demand for more bandwidth in the Middle East and Europe with its Global Xpress 5 communications satellite, C4ISRNET reported Thursday. “GX5, adding to that mix, looks at an area where we“™ve got increased and significant demand. It is a very, very dense environment for commercial as well as military," said Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president of government strategy and policy at Inmarsat Government.


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.

Inmarsat and Collins Aerospace have partnered to provide onboard Wi-Fi connectivity for aviation customers under a new value added reseller agreement. Under the deal, Collins Aerospace will resell the Jet ConneX service as part of its ARINCDirectSM offering to facilitate inflight internet and air-ground data transfer for business jet operators, Inmarsat said Thursday. ARINCDirect works to help customers plan and manage flight […] More
Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch of Inmarsat Government has said the Protected Anti-Jam Tactical Satcom program“™s goal to protect both government and commercial satellite networks is a “very interesting shift and a very important focus,“ SpaceNews reported Monday. “If one is jammed, you have other systems to fall back on,“ Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for government strategy and policy at Inmarsat Government, said […] More
Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for government strategy and policy at Inmarsat Government, told the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority in a video interview posted Friday how the company supports government operations through its satellite communications platforms. She said satellites placed approximately 35K kilometers above the equator and ground stations that back those spacecraft work to provide users […] More
Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president of government strategy and policy for Inmarsat Government, has said the government and the commercial satellite industry should adopt an “enterprise approach to partnerships“ to protect and defend space assets from potential adversaries. Cowen-Hirsch wrote in a National Defense piece posted Friday that an example of that approach is the formation of […] More
Inmarsat“™s government subsidiary has provided General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. with an L-band satellite communications system to control an MQ-9B SkyGuardian remotely piloted aircraft on its first flight across the Atlantic. The SwiftBroadband satcom platform supported the medium altitude, long endurance RPA in selecting routes and running data applications throughout the trans-Atlantic journey, Inmarsat said Thursday. […] More
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