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They send one of the greater commercial satellites
The satellite Inmarsat-4 F2 will be sent to orbit by a Zenith rocket from a marine platform near the equatorial line. One is the second of three commercial satellites that they look for to improve the global system of telecommunications

The first satellite was sent from Cabo Cane plantation, the United States, in past March and will cover Europe most of, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the Indian Ocean.

Inmarsat-4 F2 will improve and extend the communications throughout all South America, good part of North America, the Atlantic Ocean and leaves from the Pacific Ocean.


Delay

The launching, that will become from a platform near the Christmas Island, in the Pacific Ocean, was predicted for this Saturday, but was postponed to investigate some technical subjects. The head of operations of Inmarsat, Michael Butler, said that the launching will be something spectacular. “He will be at night in the Pacific Ocean. It will be seen like an impressive fireworks spectacle, although we hoped that without the explosions”, it said.

Both satellites will support the broadband network of the BGan company, with soothes in London. The technology that takes the satellite on board is designed to anywhere install virtual offices of the world, thanks to broadband connections of high speed and to a new system of technology for movable telephones 3G.

According to Michael Butler, between that they will benefit from the broadband system which they offer the satellites will be businessmen that travel frequently, journalists and specialized workers of humanitarian agencies in disasters. “It is the new platform for the technology movable satellite. He is described by our scientists as a quantum jump in technology”, assured Butler.

One calculates that the satellite, of six tons of weight, will have an active life of 15 years.


(08-11-05)







 
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