UPDATE May 25: This story has been updated to include Inmarsat's contract with Australia and New Zealand to provide positioning and navigation services using one of the Swissto12-built I-8 satellites.
PARIS — Mobile satellite services provider Inmarsat has purchased three satellites from startup prime contractor Swissto12 to provide resilience for Inmarsat’s L-band safety-of-life services in geostationary orbit.
In an extraordinary leap of faith in a company that has never built a satellite, Inmarsat has contracted three identical . . .
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