TYSONS CORNER, VA, December 30, 2019 â Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president of government strategy and policy at Inmarsat Government, said the company added a satellite to the Global Xpress constellationÂ to address a demand for commercial broadband services in the Middle East and Europe, ExecutiveBiz reported Dec. 20.
C4ISRNET reported Dec. 19Â Cowen-HirschÂ noted that military organizations seekÂ commercialÂ Ka-band satellite connectivity that works toÂ complement theÂ Wideband Global SATCOM system.
The Global Xpress 5Â satelliteÂ was launched on Nov. 26 and is slated toÂ join the fleet early next year.
âGX5, adding to that mix, looks at an area where weâve got increased and significant demand,â Cowen-Hirsch was quoted as saying. âIt is a very, very dense environment for commercial as well as military. So weâve got a satellite that was specifically put to cover that particular region.â
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