SpaceX Successfully Launches Inmarsat 5 F4 Satellite.
Inmarsat-5 F4 (I-5 F4) will boost the power of our award-winning Global Xpress network, which has been delivering seamless, high-speed broadband connectivity across the world since December 2015.
Like the other three satellites in our fifth generation fleet, I-5 F4 was built by Boeing in El Segundo, California as part of our investment of approximately US$1.6 billion in the first ever global Ka-band service from a single network operator.
Once in geostationary orbit, the satellite will provide additional capacity for Global Xpress users on land, at sea and in the air.
SpaceX launches the Inmarsat 5 satellite aboard their Falcon 9 rocket on May 15, 2017.
360 degree VR video in 4k of the SpaceX launches the Inmarsat 5 satellite aboard their Falcon 9 rocket on May 15, 2017
At approximately 32 mins after the rocket blasted off from launch complex 39A the Inmarsat satellite was successfully placed into its orbit.