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    The final Inmarsat-5 satellite will boost speed and reliability of Inmarsat’s global broadband network once the satellite becomes fully operational later this year, the defense and aerospace contractor Boeing announced in a press release on Tuesday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Boeing has a strategic partnership with Inmarsat and currently provides both military-band and commercial services to US government customers, the release explained.

    ​"This is the fourth Inmarsat-5 satellite Boeing has built for Inmarsat’s Global Xpress network," the release stated. "After reaching its final orbit, the satellite will undergo testing and checkout before being declared operational."

    ​The satellite was launched on Monday from the US state of Florida on a Falcon 9 rocket built by the private company Space X.

    SpaceX Falcon 9, Inmarsat 5F-2, SpaceX
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