Inmarsat proceeds with S-Band

The new satellite is 60 times as powerful as the whole fleet of its predecessors and can provide broadband at up to 500Kb per second. While that may seem low compared with the speed available to the average UK household, which is 10 times greater, it is a massive improvement on the current speed of just 64Kb per second.

The satellite will now take another four weeks to slot into its geosynchronous orbi

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