Globalstar has recently announced that two of the six satellites launched in July are processing satellite voice and data to customers in North America and around the world. The deployments of the second launch of six satellites are on schedule. The first two satellites from this launch were placed in service in August. The other four satellites will become operational over the next few months.
The second generation constellation of Globalstar satellites will support Globalstar’s current hardware and will provide improved voice, duplex and simplex data services. With each new Globalstar satellite coming into service customer will see improvements in service availability and reliability. As Globalstar satellites are deployed customers can expect a progressive return to high quality service and improved coverage, as well as improved call completion.
Globalstar is rebuilding its constellation with second generational satellites as quickly as possible. Arianespace is partnered with Globalstar to conduct the launch which contains six satellites each. The first two launches using the Soyuz rocket were successfully conducted in October of 2010 and July of 2011. Globalstar’s next projected launch of six more satellite is in December.