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Global Xpress on track for 2013 launch

12th November 2013 - 11:11 GMT | by Andrew White in London


The first spacecraft in Inmarsat’s Global Xpress satellite constellation remains on course to be launched by the end of the year, according to Andy Start, president of the company’s Global Government Services business.

Speaking to Shephard at the Global MilSatCom conference in London on 6 November, Start was unable to confirm precise launch timings of the Inmarsat-5 F-1 spacecraft but promised it would be conducted within the next six weeks or so.

Global Xpress is the company’s first venture into Ka-band frequencies, beyond its traditional L-band capabilities. Inmarsat is planning to launch a total of three spacecraft over the next

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Andrew White


Andrew White

Andrew is a former editor of Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Andrew joined Shephard …

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