Global Xpress Inmarsat
Falcon 9 Inamrsat launch
Inmarsat-5 F4 I5-F4 GX Global Xpress
Inmarsat CEO Rupert Pearce. Credit: Kate Patterson for SpaceNews
Rupert Pearce, CEO, Inmarsat. Credit: SpaceNews/Kate Patterson.
Lufthansa will used Inmarsat's Global Xpress satellites to offer onboard broadband connectivity to passengers and will conduct a trial of the European Aviation Network. Credit: Inmarsat
Inmarsat, Lufthansa and Deutsche Telekom said the ground network of 300 LTE sites will have an effective signal-transmission range of 80 kilometers, compared to 10 kilometers or less for conventional LTE sites. Credit: Wikimedia
Inmarsat's third Global Xpress satellite — Inmarsat-5 F3 — arrived May 1 at arrived at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan in anticipation of its now-delayed launch aboard an ILS Proton rocket. Credit: Inmarsat