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Inmarsat 4-F2



Inmarsat 4-F2 is a geostationary communications satellite of the London/UK-headquartered INMARSAT network that is closely linked with the international GMDSS (Global Maritime Distress and Safety System). It was launched by an Ukrainian-Russian Zenit 3SL rocket from the floating platform in the equatorial Pacific Ocean, Odyssey located at 154 deg-W longitude, at 14:07 UT on 8 November 2005. The six tonne, 13 kW satellite will provide video, data, video- conferencing and Internet services to North and South America as well as to Pacific and Atlantic ocean based receivers, through 200 spot-beams after parking over 53 deg-W longitude.

Alternate Names

  • 28899
  • Inmarsat4-F2

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2005-11-08
Launch Vehicle: Zenit 3SL
Launch Site: Odyssey (Sea Launch Platform),

Funding Agency

  • Inmarsat (International)


  • Communications

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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