4: Second I-4 Ready
for Ocean Launch
second I-4 satellite, which will provide mobile voice
and broadband data services
across the Americas, is under-going pre-flight checks and
first satellite in the series, launched in March, is already
in commercial service covering Inmarsat's Indian Ocean Region.
With its full load of fuel, the I-4 weighs nearly six tons
and is the size of a double-decker bus.
Beta testing of BGAN terminals,
are scheduled to begin soon.