Mobile satellite services provider Globalstar registers 3,080-satellite constellation with ITU

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Mobile satellite services provider Globalstar has registered a 3,000-satellite constellation with international regulators through Germany, a development that is consistent with Globalstar’s announcements that it’s on the verge of leasing satellite capacity to a large customer.

The network registered with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is for 3,080 satellites operating in 100 orbital planes at altitudes of between 485 and 700 kilometers.

Globalstar, whose current satellites were registered at the ITU through France.  France’s export-credit agency backed . . .

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