Sunday, 29 May 2022

Inmarsat tests LEO satellite to fine tune its ORCHESTRA network

by Harry Baldock, Total Telecom
Thursday 16 December 21

The activation of the company’s first low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite marks the first step towards their vision of a holistic single network, combining terrestrial connectivity and different types of satellites

Earlier this summer, UK-based satellite operator Inmarsat announced that it had plans to create a network that combines geosynchronous (GEO), highly elliptical orbit (HEO), and LEO satellites with a terrestrial 5G network, thereby creating an especially versatile network for government and mobility customers. They dubbed the project ORCHESTRA.    At the time of the announcement, Inmarsat said the project would involve the launch of up to 175 LEO satellites…

Earlier this summer, UK-based satellite operator Inmarsat announced that it had plans to create a network that combines geosynchronous (GEO), highly elliptical orbit (HEO), and LEO satellites with a terrestrial 5G network, thereby creating an especially versatile network for government and mobility customers. They dubbed the project ORCHESTRA.    At the time of the announcement, Inmarsat said the project would involve the launch of up to 175 LEO satellites…

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