ORBCOMM Global, L.P. (ORBCOMM), the
first commercial provider of global low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellite data
communication services, today announced that, to align its operational
expenses with its revenue and funding sources, it has reduced its staff by
approximately 20 percent, affecting 112 ORBCOMM employees and contractors
across its organization. ORBCOMM believes this reduction in force will not
divert it from supporting its core competencies, including the maintenance and
operation of the ORBCOMM satellite constellation and the provision of ORBCOMM
services to a growing community of customers around the world.

Orbital Sciences Corporation, which designs, manufactures and launches
ORBCOMM’s satellites, is delaying production of future ORBCOMM satellites.
This revised production schedule will allow ORBCOMM to dedicate its capital to
the marketing, sales and installation of subscriber units for new and existing
customers. The procurement of additional satellites is neither time- nor
operationally critical at this time to the distribution of ORBCOMM service.

“ORBCOMM considered all alternatives to compress our financial
requirements and unfortunately concluded that a staff reduction was
necessary,” said Scott L. Webster, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of
“ORBCOMM remains focused on ensuring the longevity and well-being of
its satellite network, and the ORBCOMM satellite constellation remains in full
operation. We have successfully built the world’s first commercial LEO
satellite network and see the enormous promise of global wireless data


ORBCOMM provides two-way monitoring, tracking and messaging services
through the world’s first commercial low-Earth orbit satellite-based data
communication system.
ORBCOMM applications include tracking of mobile assets
such as trailers, containers, locomotives, rail cars, heavy equipment, fishing
vessels, barges and government assets; monitoring of fixed assets such as
electric utility meters, oil and gas storage tanks, wells and pipelines and
environmental projects; and messaging services for consumers and commercial
and government entities.

ORBCOMM is owned by Teleglobe Inc. (NYSE: TGO; Toronto) and Orbital
Sciences Corporation . Teleglobe Inc. is a leading global provider
of broadband services with the most extensive global Internet network.
Delivering advanced broadband applications to customers in more than 100
countries, Teleglobe is the premier communications architecture for the
digital economy. Orbital is a space technology company that designs,
manufactures and markets a broad range of space products and satellite-based

This release contains forward-looking statements, including statements
regarding ORBCOMM’s expected commercial operations.
These forward-looking
statements are based on a number of assumptions and ORBCOMM’s actual results
and operations may be materially different from those expressed or implied by
such statements.
For a description of factors that may cause ORBCOMM’s
results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-
looking statements, please consult the Securities and Exchange Act filings of
ORBCOMM Global, L.P.