On 17 February 2023 at 22:59 EST, I-6 F2, the world’s most advanced commercial communications satellite, successfully launched from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station onboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 reusable rocket.

Connecting your world

The Inmarsat-6 (I-6) satellites represent a momentous change in the capacity and capabilities they will deliver to our multi-dimensional Inmarsat ORCHESTRA network to meet the connectivity demands of our global mobility, government and IoT customers into the 2040s and beyond.

Built in the UK and assembled in Toulouse by Airbus Defence and Space, the I-6 satellites are the world’s most technologically advanced commercial communications satellites ever launched. They are also our first hybrid satellites, featuring both L-band (ELERA) narrowband and Ka-band (Global Xpress) high-speed broadband communications payloads.

On 22 December 2021, I-6 F1, the first of our two I-6 satellites, launched from the JAXA Tanegashima Space Centre in Japan with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries onboard its H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 45 (HIIA F45).

Immarsat, photos by Scott Schilke spacenews.lu /space-news.es

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