Inmarsat: Each satellite we’re ordering from Airbus has 10x the capacity of our current GX spacecraft

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Mobile satellite services provider Inmarsat on May 30 confirmed it is ordering three software-defined new-generation satellites from Airbus in a deal industry officials said is valued at around $300 million.

The all-electric satellites, each weighing less than 3,000 kilograms, will inaugurate Airbus Defence and Space’s OneSat product line, designed to produce satellites in a series, with little differences between them, that can be sold to multiple fleet owners.

In the manner of commercial aircraft, each satellite then would be . . .

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