Mobile satellite communications specialist Inmarsat has confirmed it will launch the first of its Global Xpress satellites—designated Inmarsat-5 F1—from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan aboard an International Launch Services (ILS) Proton Breeze M on Dec. 8. The Global Xpress network will power GX Aviation, the world’s first global Ka-band high-speed satellite network specifically designed for mobile assets, with aircraft a target market. The spacecraft was constructed ...

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