A Boeing 702HP (high power) satellite launched
last week will soon be part of the world’s most capable and
advanced mobile satellite system.
The satellite, named Morelos-3, is
transmitting initial on-orbit signals as it makes its way to its
final orbital location within Mexico’s new Mexsat system.
The Ministry of Communications and
Transportation commissioned Mexsat, a state-of-the-art
satellite-based mobile telecommunications system which increases
communications capabilities for national security, civil, and
humanitarian efforts, providing 3G+ voice and data services to
mobile terminals across Mexico and its surrounding waters.
satellite will be operated by Telecomunicaciones de Mexico
(Telecomm) on behalf of the Mexican government from two satellite control centers in Mexico.
“This latest milestone represents Boeing’s
fourth generation of satellites for Mexico and underscores how our
satellites’ capabilities improve daily and emergency
communications,” said Mark Spiwak, president, Boeing Satellite
Boeing is responsible for the design,
development and delivery of this integrated system, comprised of a
fixed service satellite and two Boeing geomobile satellites, two
ground stations in Mexico for network and satellite control, and
prototype user terminals.
The first Boeing-built satellite for the Mexsat system launched in May 2015, but was lost due to a launch
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