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Inmarsat-4 F2 Satellite Relocating to Cover Middle East and Asia

By Caleb Henry | June 10, 2015

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      [Via Satellite 06-10-2015] Inmarsat is relocating the Inmarsat-4 F2 (I-4 F2) communications satellite to a new orbital position above the Indian Ocean. From this position, the satellite will provide L-band services to customers in the Middle East and Asia region, with commercial services scheduled to begin by the end of the year.

      The move follows the successful transition of Inmarsat’s L-band voice and broadband data services for the Europe, Middle East and Asia (EMEA) region from I-4 F2 to Alphasat. Once over the Indian Ocean, I-4 F2 will create a fourth region for L-band service over Inmarsat’s fastest growing market for L band.