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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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Inmarsat plc is the provider of global mobile satellite communications services.
We have partnered with major technology companies to create never before seen capabilities, providing a wow-factor, interactive space where Inmarsat and its partners can discover what customers need, and show them how Inmarsat connectivity solves their problems.
Since 1979, Inmarsat has been providing voice and high-speed data communications to governments, enterprises and other organisations, with a range of services that can be used on land, at sea or in the air.
Inmarsat Government has pioneered a unique capability with LAISR in providing uniform high-throughput AISR capabilities throughout the complete coverage area of the Inmarsat Alphasat and Inmarsat-4 (I-4) satellite constellations.
6 billion investment by Inmarsat into the next generation of global mobile broadband communications.
Cisco will build and operate the network on a fully managed basis before transferring it to Inmarsat.
Sukawaty said: "Rupert has led many of our major programmes since he joined Inmarsat six years ago.
Inmarsat estimates that the total cost to Inmarsat-5 and Global Xpress will be $1.
Inmarsat shareholders representing approximately 97% of the shares voted at the meetings approved the resolutions required to accept the offer, announced on October 16, 2003 by Grapeclose Limited.
The restructuring will transform the operating parts of Inmarsat into a public company (the date scheduled by Inmarsat is April 1, 1999).