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Inmarsat confirms launch of S-band satellite for EAN

Thursday 29 June 2017 | 12:23 CET | News
Inmarsat confirmed the successful launch of its S-band satellite (Inmarsat S EAN) for the European Aviation Network (EAN). The launch is a key milestone for Inmarsat's EAN service, which is on course to commence commercial service in the second half. The launch team from Inmarsat and Thales Alenia Space will now raise the satellite into its geostationary orbit over Europe and the Middle East, at which point the spacecraft will deploy its solar arrays and reflectors, and undergo rigorous payload testing. The satellite was part of a 'condosat' launched by Arianespace's Ariane 5 rocket that also

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Categories: Internet / Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: Arianespace / Deutsche Telekom / Inmarsat / Thales Alenia Space
Countries: Europe
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