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28th August 2015

3rd Satellite Launch for Inmarsat Global Xpress Service

Today, Friday 28th August 2015, leading satellite communications provider, Inmarsat successfully launched their Inmarsat-5 F3 satellite on a Russian Proton rocket, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

The satellite is the third in a series which will see Inmarsat making their transformational Global Xpress (GX) VSAT service a reality, bringing the first global high-speed broadband network to land, at sea, and in the air – provided by a single operator.

Rupert Pearce, Inmarsat's CEO, said:

“The completion of the Global Xpress constellation will be a significant milestone for our organisation and is fundamental to the delivery of a new era in mobile satellite communications which will change the future for us all"

Inmarsat launched the first satellite, Inmarsat-5 F1, over Europe, the Middle East and Africa in December 2013, and the satellite covering the Americas and the Atlantic, Inmarsat-5 F2, was launched on 1 February 2015 and is expected to come into commercial service imminently. Following the successful launch of I-5 F3 today, Inmarsat expects to commence global commercial Global Xpress services by the end of the year, completing the global seamless network and offering VSAT benefits worldwide.

Global Xpress will deliver broadband speeds more than 100 times faster than the company’s fourth generation (I-4) constellation enabling opportunities for increased global connectivity for seafarers, to explorers and media organisations reporting from the world’s most remote and dangerous locations.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us with us to discuss Inmarsat's XpressLink GX pathway solution and VSAT capabilities JustAsk@satcomglobal.com  

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The completion of the Global Xpress constellation will be a significant milestone for our organisation and is fundamental to the delivery of a new era in mobile satellite communications which will change the future for us all"
Rupert Pearce, CEO of Inmarsat