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Date and Time Confirmed for Inmarsat’s First I-6 Satellite Launch

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Tokyo: 20 December 2021 – Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) announce that the exact date and time for the launch of Inmarsat’s first satellite in the Inmarsat-6 fleet (I-6 F1) by MHI’s H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 45 (HIIA F45), will be as follows:

Launch Date December 22nd, 2021
Launch Time 14:33:52 p.m., Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
23:33:52 p.m., Japan Standard Time (JST)
Launch Window 14:33:52 p.m. through 16:33:26 p.m., GMT
23:33:52 p.m. through 01:33:26 a.m. (the next day), JST
Location Yoshinobu Launch Complex at the JAXA Tanegashima Space Center,
Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan

The launch had been originally scheduled for December 21st, 2021, however, due to possibility of bad weather, the launch was postponed to December 22nd, 2021.

Contacts for media enquiries:

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI)
Corporate Communications Department
Contact: [email protected]

Inmarsat

Jonathan Sinnatt/Matthew Knowles
Corporate Communications
Tel: +44 (0)788 960 5272 / +44 (0) 7725 476 507
[email protected]

ABOUT MHI

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group is one of the world’s leading industrial groups, spanning energy, logistics & infrastructure, industrial machinery, aerospace and defence. MHI Group combines cutting-edge technology with deep experience to deliver innovative, integrated solutions that help to realize a carbon neutral world, improve the quality of life and ensure a safer world. For more information, please visit www.mhi.com or follow our insights and stories on www.spectra.mhi.com.

ABOUT INMARSAT

Inmarsat is the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications. It owns and operates the world’s most diverse global portfolio of mobile telecommunications satellite networks, and holds a multi-layered, global spectrum portfolio, covering L-band, Ka-band and S-band, enabling unparalleled breadth and diversity in the solutions it provides. Inmarsat’s long-established global distribution network includes not only the world’s leading channel partners but also its own strong direct retail capabilities, enabling end to end customer service assurance.

The company has an unrivalled track record of operating the world’s most reliable global mobile satellite telecommunications networks, sustaining business and mission critical safety & operational applications for more than 40 years. It is also a major driving force behind technological innovation in mobile satellite communications, sustaining its leadership through a substantial investment and a powerful network of technology and manufacturing partners.

Inmarsat operates across a diversified portfolio of sectors with the financial resources to fund its business strategy and holds leading positions in the Maritime, Government, Aviation and Enterprise satcoms markets, operating consistently as a trusted, responsive and high-quality partner to its customers across the globe.

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About MHI Group

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group is one of the world’s leading industrial groups, spanning energy, logistics & infrastructure, industrial machinery, aerospace and defense. MHI Group combines cutting-edge technology with deep experience to deliver innovative, integrated solutions that help to realize a carbon neutral world, improve the quality of life and ensure a safer world. For more information, please visit www.mhi.com or follow our insights and stories on www.spectra.mhi.com.