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Inmarsat’s 2nd Dual-Band Satcom Spacecraft Launches Aboard SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket; Rajeev Suri Quoted

Inmarsat's 2nd Dual-Band Satcom Spacecraft Launches Aboard SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket; Rajeev Suri Quoted - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Inmarsat‘s latest commercial communications spacecraft launched Friday aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida to provide global coverage to customers starting in 2024.

The Inmarsat-6 F2 satellite is a dual-band network infrastructure that is intended to provide satcom capabilities to both U.S. government and commercial customers through the Orchestra communications network, Inmarsat said Friday.

The spacecraft includes L-band and Ka-band broadband payloads to support government agencies’ intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions.

I-6 F2 will use onboard electric propulsion system to reach its geostationary orbit over the next several months.

“Our I-6 programme has been six years in the making. The I-6 F2 launch marked another milestone as we revolutionise global communications at scale,” Rajeev Suri, CEO of Inmarsat.

Inmarsat’s first I-6 launched in late 2021 aboard Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’ H-IIA launch rocket from the JAXA Tanegashima Space Center in Japan.

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Written by Naomi Cooper

is a full-time writer for ArchIntel, a division of Executive Mosaic, and a contributor for ExecutiveBiz. She covers emerging technologies, technology innovation, contract awards, partnerships and market expansion stories in the government contracting industry.

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