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Inmarsat and the space agency of Greece will collaborate for the research and development of technologies and to share information. The satellite company said Wednesday that it entered into a memorandum of understanding with the Hellenic Space Agency (HSA) that was signed at the Posidonia 2018 international shipping event in Athens. Ronald Spithout, president of Inmarsat’s maritime […] More
Inmarsat has secured approval from the International Maritime Organization’s maritime safety committee to support the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System through its Fleet Safety service offering. The company said Tuesday it will deliver its maritime safety service through Inmarsat-4 and Inmarsat-6 satellite constellations. The approval would allow ship operators adopting Inmarsat’s Fleet One terminals and […] More
On Thursday, Inmarsat announced it signed a contribution agreement supporting the United Nations’ Crisis Connectivity Charter, which directs participants to dedicate satellite equipment and network volume for humanitarian and emergency response. The agreement with the World Food Programme , on behalf of the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster, is meant to improve the humanitarian response community’s access to critical satellite-based […] More
Kai Tang, chief commercial officer at Inmarsat Government, has said first responders and other public safety officials should have access to ‘reliable’ satellite communications services following an earthquake and other major natural disasters. Tang wrote in an article published Wednesday in the Disaster Recovery Journal that first responders seeking to offer humanitarian assistance and disaster […] More
Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for government strategy and policy at Inmarsat Government, told C4ISRNET in an interview published Wednesday that the Defense Department’s National Defense Strategy highlights the need to build up space-based threat awareness and safeguard military and commercial space assets from adversaries. Cowen-Hirsch said the space sector should bolster support for military and enterprise […] More
Inmarsat CEO Rupert Pearce has said the company has launched a new program that aims to develop new spacecraft to build up its fleets of Ka– and L-band satellites in an effort to meet demand, SpaceNews reported Thursday. Pearce said Wednesday at an earnings call that the GX Flex program, which is now in the […] More
Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch,  senior vice president of government strategy and policy for Inmarsat Government, has said the U.S. government recognizes the role of commercial satellite communications in supporting national security and military efforts through the fiscal 2018 National Defense Authorization Act. Cowen-Hirsch wrote in an article for MilSatMagazine that there are three components in NDAA that seek to […] More
Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president of government strategy and policy for Inmarsat Government, has said the fiscal 2018 National Defense Authorization Act serves as the U.S. government’s response to help meet warfighters’ need for secure and resilient satellite communication capabilities with the aid of the commercial satcom industry. Cowen-Hirsch wrote in a Via Satellite piece posted Thursday […] More
Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president of government strategy and policy for Inmarsat Government, cited the importance of communications to the U.S. military during a panel discussion Wednesday at the Satellite 2018 conference, National Defense reported Thursday. “There is no mission that takes place in the United States military that isn’t enabled by communication. It is the […] More
Inmarsat has received recognition from the Mobile Satellite Users Association for the company’s L-band service offering designed to support beyond line-of-sight tactical communications. The company said Wednesday its L-band Tactical Satellite service won the 2018 Mobility Innovation Award in the “Top Government Mobility Satcom Innovation” category. “We are proud to win this award for the third consecutive year as it is a testament […] More
Inmarsat has received a European Space Agency contract to develop satellite communication technologies that provide 4D trajectory air traffic management. The Iris program entails technologies that will be used to support European airspace traffic management beginning 2020, the company said Tuesday. Developed technologies will compose the Iris system that will make use of Inmarsat’s SB-S platform for increased internet protocol-based […] More
A government-owned air navigation service company in Australia has partnered with  Inmarsat to evaluate a satellite voice communications system designed to supplement air traffic services in areas without very-high-frequency voice coverage. Inmarsat said Monday that Airservices Australia aims to facilitate direct controller-to-pilot communications over oceans and in remote areas as well as to reduce the weight of avionics systems […] More
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