Inmarsat announces new launch date for satellite

July 9, 2008

Inmarsat has chosen a new date for the launch its third Inmarsat-4 satellite aboard a Proton-M rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the company said July 1.

If successful, the Aug. 14 launch will complete the global constellation of Inmarsat-4 spacecraft providing mobile satellite services worldwide.

The Inmarsat-4 F3 satellite, built by EADS Astrium, will be lofted into space on a rocket operated by International Launch Services (ILS).

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