Inmarsat on May 30 announced a contract with Airbus Defense and Space to acquire three new-generation Global Xpress (GX) satellites, which will mark a step change in inflight broadband connectivity, the satellite communications company said. The new Ka-band geostationary satellites— GX7, 8 and 9—are scheduled to launch beginning in 2023. They will be the first spacecraft based on Airbus’ new OneSat product line, which is fully reconfigurable in orbit, according to the ...

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