For delivery of satellites in space will be used Russian carrier rocket "Proton-M". Satellite launches the fifth generation, which is to build a company Boeing, to be implemented in 2013-2014, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Inmarsat-5 will be a key element in the deployed network now by Inmarsat Global Xpress. This program will provide comprehensive coverage of the earth’s surface and the satellite system can provide mobile broadband speeds up to 50 megabytes per second. British operator has already invested in the Global Xpress network of about 1.2 billion dollars.
"We have good relationship with ILS and Khrunichev, which produces the" Proton "- listed in the press service of the word Inmarsat CEO Andrew knotted. — These boosters first successful launch of our satellites, and we look forward to continued constructive cooperation within the Global Xpress.
ILS is based in McLean (Virginia), near Washington, and is promoting the international market services "Proton" and the upper stage "Breeze-M" which are designed Khrunichev. The company was established in 1995, the corporation Lockheed Martin, Khrunichev and the Corporation "Energia".
Since the summer of 2008, when was put into orbit a satellite Inmarsat-4F3, HUD has implemented 31 launch of "Proton". Overall, the bill Russian carrier rocket 365 successful missions since its first flight in 1965