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see Communications Satellite CorporationCommunications Satellite Corporation
(Comsat), organization incorporated (1962) by an act of Congress to establish a commercial system of international communications using artificial satellites. Although government sponsored, it was financed by a public stock issue.
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artificial satellite that functions as part of a global radio-communications network. Echo 1, the first communications satellite, launched in 1960, was an instrumented inflatable sphere that passively reflected radio signals back to earth.
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Inmarsat

(Inmarsat plc, London, www.inmarsat.com) A satellite communications company that provides voice and data services to the maritime, transportation and aeronautics markets as well as providing general Internet access from any location on the globe with its Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN). Formerly International Maritime Satellite, Inmarsat was founded in 1979 as a British intergovernmental organization (IGO) to serve the maritime industry. It became a private company in 1999 and a public company in 2005. See BGAN.
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President Xi, accompanied by HRH The Duke of York, the Chinese Ambassador to London, Mr Liu Xiaoming, The Right Honourable Greg Hands and Inmarsat executives, viewed Inmarsat s Network Operations Centre to understand how Inmarsat is able to uniquely contribute to President Xi s One Belt One Road ( OBOR ) strategic vision through the provision of critical global mobile broadband connectivity services, including Inmarsat s revolutionary new service, Global Xpress.
The interconnect with Inmarsat allows all our tier 1 resellers, as well as our global accounts, to be directly linked to Inmarsat's global network and, as such, we will be able to improve our global Service Level Agreements (SLA) and the Quality of Service (QoS).
LAISR provides up to 10 Mbps simplex Single Channel per Carrier (SCPC) transmission for high-quality video and data unidirectional traffic from airborne platforms to the Inmarsat Satellite Access Station (SAS).
Sukawaty added: "We are proud to have served the maritime and aviation industries globally with life-saving services for over 32 years, and remain dedicated to the obligations Inmarsat was founded upon when it first took responsibility as the World's only certified safety as sea service provider.
Cisco will provide Inmarsat with a satellite applications service delivery platform and a high performance access network for Inmarsat's Global Xpress programme.
Inmarsat will target $500 million of annual Ka-band revenues five years after global service launch.
The BGAN Converge system consists of the software that resides on a router, as well as a Converge server located at the Inmarsat Satellite Access Station (SAS).
Over the coming weeks, the Inmarsat operations team will command the satellite to perform a series of manoeuvres to raise Inmarsat-5 F2 to a geo-synchronous elliptical orbit, while towards the end of the month, the satellite will have completed deployment of its solar arrays and reflectors.
Under the terms of the agreement, Honeywell will partner with Inmarsat to bring the benefits of GX to the business aviation market.
In May 2009, Al Jazeera English became the first media organization to deploy the new Inmarsat BGAN X-Stream mobile broadband satellite service for live broadcasts across the Middle East.
Its success to date is a testament to our team s dedication and the solid relationship between Boeing and Inmarsat.
Inmarsat and Cisco have announced the creation of a unique long-term alliance that will enable Inmarsat to deliver advanced services, from applications to business collaboration and video to multimedia content over Inmarsat's new high-throughput satellite broadband network, Global Xpress (GX).