Satellite Technology Feature Article
Globalstar to Provide Four Additional Satellites
By Raju Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributor
Globalstar (News - Alert) has announced that its satellite operations control center has taken the steps required to place four previously introduced satellites into service by the middle of next month.
The company has stated that it is looking forward to once again start offering quality affordable mobile satellite voice and data services to customers around the globe later this summer as and when these satellites become operational.
Looking to conduct its fourth and final launch of six new second-generation satellites prior to the end of the year, Globalstar is currently working with satellite manufacture Thales Alenia Space and launch services provider Arianespace (News - Alert), the company stated in a press release.
“It has been a long road to recovery but these four satellites becoming operational is expected to pave the way for us to begin offering quality mobile satellite voice and data services in August," said Tony Navarra, president of Global Operations for Globalstar, Inc. "Over the past 20 months we have completed the launch of 18 of our 24 new satellites. Today we can already offer customers the clearest satellite voice calls and the fastest handset data speeds in the industry.”
Recently, the company reached a settlement of its earlier disputes with Thales (News - Alert) Alenia Space France and agreed to the terms of a commercial proposal to buy six more spacecrafts from Thales.
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Edited by Brooke Neuman