Tag Archives: Global Xpress

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch on Inmarsat’s Global Xpress 5 Satellite

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.

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Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Industry Supports Gov’t Missions Through Investments in Satcom Capabilities

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch of Inmarsat Government wrote in a SatMagazine article that the commercial satellite communications industry supports government customers’ missions and understand their requirements by investing in programs and capabilities that seek to improve the mobility, redundancy, flexibility, throughput, protection and resilience of satcom systems.

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Inmarsat Taps Airbus to Build Three Satellites for Global Xpress Network

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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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’s Tactical Satellite Service Gets MSUA Mobility Innovation Award

Inmarsat has received recognition from the Mobile Satellite Users Association for the company’s L-band service offering designed to support beyond line-of-sight tactical communications. The company said Wednesday its L-band Tactical Satellite service won the 2018 Mobility Innovation Award in the “Top Government Mobility Satcom Innovation” category. “We are proud to win this award for the third consecutive year …

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Inmarsat’s Kai Tang Highlights Global Xpress Satellite Connectivity Support for Mobile Govt Users

Kai Tang, vice president for commercial strategy and operations at Inmarsat‘s U.S. government business unit, has said Inmarsat’s Global Xpress commercial satellite network is designed to address the growing connectivity needs of mobile government users. Tang wrote in a blog post published Tuesday that Global Xpress works to eliminate complex tasks …

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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Govt, Troops Should Adopt Commercial Satcom That “Moves” With Them

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for government strategy and policy at Inmarsat, has said government personnel and warfighters should adopt a satellite communications platform that “moves” with them to facilitate voice, video and data sharing and carry out missions amid disasters and global conflicts. Hirsch told the Mobile Satellite Users …

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Inmarsat to Provide Satcom, Manpower Support to Disaster Response Organization

Inmarsat has partnered with the U.K. chapter of non-government disaster response organization Team Rubicon to provide satellite communications equipment and manpower support. The company said Thursday its employees will also be given an opportunity to become part of the trained Team Rubicon volunteers group called Greyshirt. Stuart Lane, field operations director at Team Rubicon …

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COMSAT Gets DoD BPA for Inmarsat Global Xpress, BGAN Mobile Satcom Services

COMSAT has received a blanket purchase agreement from the Defense Department to provide internet protocol-based mobile satellite communications services through Inmarsat’s Global Xpress Ka-band network and Broadband Global Area Network. COMSAT will work to deliver voice, video and data services to uniformed personnel through portable satellite terminals and help DoD meet …

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