Inmarsat-5 F5 (Inmarsat GX5) at 11° East
|Manufacturer:||Thales Alenia Space|
|Launch vehicle:||Ariane 5ECA|
|Expected lifetime:||16 Years|
Inmarsat-5 F5 satellite is operated by satellite operator Inmarsat from the UK. The satellite is the fifth of the next-generation Inmarsat fleet satellites aimed to boost connectivity speeds for users on-the-move in airplanes, on boats and on land.
The satellite is a Very High Throughput Satellite (VHTS), providing capacity across the Middle-East, Europe and the Indian sub-continent. The payload will seamlessly become part of Inmarsat’s existing GX high-speed global broadband network. The combination of latest satellite technology and a focus on areas of high demand, which will drive high-capacity utilization, will together result in a very low cost per bit delivered. This new satellite will be based on the flight proven Spacebus-4000B2 enhanced platform and will be fitted with 72 Ka-band beams. With a specified design life of 16 years, it will weigh less than 4 metric tons at launch and will offer payload power of about 6.8kW.
Inmarsat-5 F5 was successfully launched in a dual launch with TiBA-1 for the Government of Egypt, on November 29th, 2019 on an Ariane 5ECA rocket, operated by launch operator Arianespace, from the Kourou Space Port in French Guyana.