When it comes to sophisticated satellite communication systems, there are many Inmarsat-based systems to meet your voice and Internet needs.
Inmarsat has stood at the forefront of mobile satellite services for 30 years. Internationally recognized as pioneers in the field, Inmarsat continue to introduce new technologies that redefine the standard for the industry.
Inmarsat is the world’s leading provider of global mobile satellite communications. Inmarsat provides voice and high-speed data services to almost anywhere on the planet – on land, at sea and in the air.
Inmarsat’s goal is to remain in the vanguard of mobile satellite service delivery – through a combination of an extensive portfolio, global coverage and technological innovation.
Inmarsat also aim to deliver the highest standards of reliability in the market, while offeringexcellent value for money. The launch of the Inmarsat-4 satellites in 2005 – with their significantly enhanced power and capacity – laid the foundations for the evolution of Inmarsat’s services.
The Broadband Global Area Network service – BGAN – offers global voice and high-speed data connectivity to all land based customers, through terminals which are about the size of a laptop.
FleetBroadband delivers this capability to maritime and SwiftBroadband for aeronautical customers – completing the vision of Broadband for a mobile planet.
Inmarsat’s leadership of the mobile satellite communications industry was reinforced with the entry into the satellite phone market with the launch of IsatPhone Pro in June 2010.
The Inmarsat-4 (I-4) series of satellites are the most advanced commercial mobile communications spacecraft of
their kind. The three satellites that make up the global I-4 constellation are part of an 11-strong fleet of spacecraft owned and operated by Inmarsat.
All the Inmarsat satellites, including the Inmarsat-2 and Inmarsat-3 generations, fly in geosynchronous orbit 35,786km (22,240 statute miles) above the Earth.
Inmarsat's first wholly owned satellites, the Inmarsat-2s, were launched in the early 1990s, and the Inmarsat-3s -the first generation to use spot beam technology - followed later in the decade.
The I-4s set a new benchmark formobile satellite communications in terms of their power, capacity and flexibility when they first went into orbit in 2005.
One I-4 satellite is 60 times more powerful than an Inmarsat-3. The I-4 series is expected to continue in commercial operation until about 2020.
Inmarsat has entered into agreement with the European Space Agency (ESA) to become the commercial operator of a new satellite called Alphasat. The satellite is part of an ESA initiative to develop a new spacecraft platform capable of carrying a large communications payload. Alphasat was completed in 2012 and will now supplement the existing I-4 satellites.
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