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Inmarsat-5 F3 satellite launch highlights

Global commercial service introduction (CSI) was achieved for Global Xpress (GX) during December 2015.

The GX constellation is formed of three Ka-band, high-speed mobile broadband communications satellites. Each I-5 satellite is expected to have a commercial life of 15 years and together, the three satellites provide the coverage required to deliver global GX services.

Each satellite was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan:

I-5 F1 – launched on 6 December 2013 to deliver regional GX services for Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia
I-5 F2 – launched on 1 February 2015 to deliver regional GX services for the Americas and the Atlantic Ocean Region
I-5 F3 – launched on 28 August 2015 to deliver regional GX services for the Pacific Ocean Region.
As part of Inmarsat’s US$1.6 billion programme commitment, a fourth Global Xpress satellite (I-5 F4) is currently completing construction and testing by Boeing in California, and is likely to be launched in the second half of 2016 in order to provide additional GX capacity.

This article is courtesy of Inmarsat and can be seen from the link below:
http://www.inmarsat.com/service/global-xpress/

First global Ka-band commercial satellite service

The I-5 satellites operate with a combination of fixed narrow spot beams that enable Inmarsat to deliver higher speeds through more compact terminals, plus steerable beams so additional capacity can be directed in real-time to where it’s needed.

Operating in the resilient Ka-band, while integrating seamlessly with our proven L-band network, GX allows customers across aviation, maritime, enterprise and government sectors to have reliable and assured access to high-throughput communications.

With Cisco, we have also developed the Inmarsat Service Enablement Platform (ISEP) and the Inmarsat Gateway, which will deliver a whole new world of innovative, content-rich applications – developed by our Certified Application Partners – tailored to meet GX users’ needs.

During the course of 2016, Inmarsat will be introducing a series of market-specific, high-speed connectivity services powered by Global Xpress.

This article is courtesy of Inmarsat and can be seen from the link below:
http://www.inmarsat.com/service/global-xpress/

Chemfleet chooses FleetBroadband to power vessel ops

Chemical tanker company Chemfleet has selected FleetBroadband to provide critical data and voice communications across 21 of its vessels. The Turkish operator chose the Inmarsat maritime service to deliver its remote vessel operations monitoring solution, Nozzle, which helps drive efficiency across the fleet. “Nozzle enables our office onshore to monitor – in real-time – a…
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Chemfleet drives operational efficiency with FleetBroadband

Chemfleet, one of the largest chemical tanker shipping companies in Turkey, has selected Inmarsat's FleetBroadband (FB) service to provide critical data and voice communications across 21 of its vessels. Delivered in conjunction with Inmarsat 'Silver Service Provider' Deckhouse, Chemfleet reviewed a range of connectivity options before selecting Inmarsat. According to Chemfleet's Operations Manager, Baris Samur:…
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