Three key satellite procurements expected this year: Airbus wins first, for Inmarsat’s GX Flex

by Peter B. de Selding

UPDATE May 30: Inmarsat confirms its "long-term strategic partnership" with Airbus Defence and Space, announcing an initial order of three Ka-band GX satellites using Airbus's new Onesat platform. The first satellite is scheduled for delivery in H1 2023.

WASHINGTON — Mobile satellite services operator Inmarsat has selected Airbus Defence and Space to build Inmarsat’s GX Flex fleet with an initial order for two satellites and the promise of more to come, industry officials said.

The contract, which Inmarsat . . .

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