The mobile satellite operator Inrmarsat has ordered the fourth communications satellite in its Inmarsat 5 series from Boeing. The Inmarsat-5-F4 (Global Xpress 4) was originally an option to an earlier but will now be fully constructed. It is likely to be launched in 2016 if a business case can be made to do so.
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[caption id="attachment_111786" align="alignright" width="427"] The Long March 2D rocket lifts-off carrying its payload to orbit. Courtesy of Xinhua/ Wang Heng[/caption] Read more
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