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Inmarsat, Collins Aerospace Form Inflight Internet Service Partnership

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 …

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Inmarsat Government’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch on USAF’s Protected Anti-Jam Tactical Satcom

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 …

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Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Inmarsat Government Supports Gov’t Airborne, Maritime Ops via Satcom

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 …

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Inmarsat Government’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Gov’t, Satcom Industry Need ‘Enterprise Approach to Partnerships’

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 …

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Inmarsat Provides Satcom Service in General Atomics RPA Trans-Atlantic Flight

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 …

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Inmarsat Government’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Satcom Terminals Key to Space Capability Access

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president of government strategy and policy for Inmarsat Government, has said the Defense Department’s “analysis of alternatives” study suggests that “commercial is really hard, and you have to follow the terminals,” SpaceNews reported Thursday. DoD’s 18-month-long study looked at how services could leverage commercial innovations to support …

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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Govt Should Leverage Commercial Tech for Satcom Architecture Integration

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president of government strategy and policy for Inmarsat Government, has said the government should direct appropriations toward efforts that leverage commercial satellite communication platforms to establish an integrated satcom architecture. “For 2019, a strong leadership is needed to apply funding resources to take full advantage of the forward-looking …

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Inmarsat Gets IMO Clearance for Maritime Safety Service Offering

Inmarsat has secured approval from the International Maritime Organization’s maritime safety committee to support the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System through its Fleet Safety service offering. The company said Tuesday it will deliver its maritime safety service through Inmarsat-4 and Inmarsat-6 satellite constellations. The approval would allow ship operators adopting …

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Inmarsat Joins UN’s Crisis Satellite Communications Providers; Paul Gudonis Comments

On Thursday, Inmarsat announced it signed a contribution agreement supporting the United Nations’ Crisis Connectivity Charter, which directs participants to dedicate satellite equipment and network volume for humanitarian and emergency response. The agreement with the World Food Programme , on behalf of the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster, is meant to improve the humanitarian response …

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Inmarsat’s Kai Tang: First Responders Need ‘Reliable’ Satcom Services in the Aftermath of Disasters

Kai Tang, chief commercial officer at Inmarsat Government, has said first responders and other public safety officials should have access to ‘reliable’ satellite communications services following an earthquake and other major natural disasters. Tang wrote in an article published Wednesday in the Disaster Recovery Journal that first responders seeking to …

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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: DoD’s National Defense Strategy Calls for ‘Resilient’ Satcom, Space Tech Investments

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for government strategy and policy at Inmarsat Government, told C4ISRNET in an interview published Wednesday that the Defense Department’s National Defense Strategy highlights the need to build up space-based threat awareness and safeguard military and commercial space assets from adversaries. Cowen-Hirsch said the space sector should bolster …

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