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Inmarsat Approves Orbit Terminal for GX Network

By | August 16, 2022

Orbit -MPT30 WGX terminal. Photo: Orbit

Inmarsat has approved Orbit’s GX30 airborne Ka-band multi-purpose terminal for use on its Global Xpress (GX) network. Inmarsat announced the approval Aug. 15. The GX30 terminal aims to fulfil the ‘everywhere, all-the-time’ coverage requirements of both military and commercial airborne users and allows government users to roam between commercial Ka-band and Mil Ka services.

Orbit’s GX30 terminal can be installed on a range of business jets, military aircraft and uncrewed aerial vehicles (UAVs) and complies with industry standards including MIL-STD-188-164C, RTCA DO-160G, FCC 47 CFR 25.218 and European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) EN 303 978. It is also compatible with military satellite systems. This low size, weight and power user terminal delivers up to 126 Mbps forward link and up to 29 Mbps return link, maintaining uninterrupted connectivity during all flight phases.

“With its best-in-class performance plus its low size, weight and power requirements, GX30 is a game changer for demanding aero applications. It ensures access to an easy-to-use, reliable wideband mobility solution for increased agility, interoperability, and worldwide coverage. Inmarsat Government is pleased to continue our partnership with Orbit to deliver innovative, forward-looking satellite communications solutions that support today’s complex missions,” Matt Wissler, CTO of Inmarsat Government, said in a statement.