The fourth Boeing Inmarsat-5 satellite, which
was launched on Monday, is expected to noticeably expand the
high-speed broadband service available through Inmarsat’s Global
Xpress network after the satellite becomes fully operational later
The Inmarsat-5 satellites are uniquely able to
provide seamless communications coverage through fixed and
steerable beams that can be adjusted in real time to accommodate
“Inmarsat-5 F4 joins our existing Global
Xpress constellation, which is already being adopted as the new
standard in global mobile broadband connectivity by companies,
governments and communities around the world,” said Michele Franci,
CTO, Inmarsat. “Boeing has been an outstanding partner in our
journey to make Global Xpress a reality.”
This is the
fourth Inmarsat-5 satellite Boeing has built for Inmarsat’s Global
After reaching its final orbit, the satellite will
undergo testing and checkout before being declared operational.
“Our partnership with Inmarsat has enabled the creation of
the world’s only commercial global, mobile Ka-band network,” said
Mark Spiwak, president, Boeing Satellite Systems International.
“This unique achievement is an example of Boeing’s continuing
commitment to deliver reliable, affordable and innovative
solutions for our customers.”
Boeing has a strategic
marketing partnership with Inmarsat and currently provides both
military Ka-band and commercial Global Xpress services to U.S.
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