Inmarsat, A Temporary Position For Alphasat

Inmarsat has announced that Alphasat has successfully reached its temporary post in geostationary orbit. Alphasat was launched on a Ariane 5 ECA launcher from French Guinea on July 25.

The satellite will remain in its current orbit for several weeks while Inmarsat, together with its Alphasat partner, the European Space Agency (ESA), continue in-orbit testing. this will include testing of all AlphaBus platform subsystems and the commissioning of its innovative digital processing L-band payload, in addition to the spacecraft’s’ four Technology Demonstration (hosted) Payloads (TDP)