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Launch date confirmed for second Global Xpress satellite
Inmarsat will complete another significant milestone in the delivery of its transformational Global Xpress service with the scheduled launch of the Inmarsat-5 F2 (I-5 F2) satellite at 12:31 GMT on Sunday 1 February.
The company is investing US$1.6bn in the delivery of Global Xpress, which will create the world’s first globally available, high-speed mobile broadband service delivered through a single network operator.
Inmarsat’s fifth generation satellites, which form the Global Xpress network, have all been built by Boeing Satellite Systems in California, USA. I-5 F2’s launch on a Proton rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan is being undertaken for Inmarsat by International Launch Services (ILS).