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Inmarsat GX5 Satellite Finalizes Launch Date

By | November 18, 2019

Artist rendition of Inmarsat’s GX5 satellite. Photo: Inmarsat

Inmarsat received formal confirmation from its launch partner, Arianespace, that the company’s GX5 satellite will be launched from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana on Nov 22. The launch window is between 21:08 and 22:43 UTC.

The expected mission time of the Ariane 5 rocket is 34 minutes, 14 seconds, with separation of the 4,007 kg GX5 satellite the final step at approximately 34 minutes, 7 seconds after launch.

“GX5 represents a further leap forward technologically and will deliver significantly more capacity to customers in Europe and the Middle East. Together with our partners at Thales Alenia Space and Arianespace, we look forward to the launch from Kourou, marking the completion of an exemplary technology partnership between our companies as well as the beginning of a new era for the world’s only globally-available, true mobile broadband service.”