Globalstar was busy this weekend. The official launch of six Second Generation satellites for the GPS Spot Tracking System was meant to take place on Sunday, July 10, at 9:40 p.m. EST, when most people were bleary eyed and dusting off the summer weekend from their shoulders. However, due to technical ground equipment difficulties, the Arianespace launch has been rescheduled for Wednesday, July 13, at 8:27 a.m.,Baikonur time. (or 10:27 p.m. eastern standard.)
The anticipation for the launch is great, as the satellite launch marks a new initiative for the satcom manufacturer to demonstrate its strength in the market once again. So while, NASA’s shuttle program is winding down, Globalstar’s launch pad is gearing up for it’s own countdown in an an effort to support it’s growing array of products which aim to include a total of 32 satellites circling the planet.
GlobaFone is eager to follow the news of this satellite provider, and will keep our readers posted as more news becomes available.