Inmarsat, the UK's largest aerospace company, once again strengthened its global communications network by launching the fourth high-frequency communications satellite. Satellite I-5 F4 will provide voice, video and digital information services to customers who need to stay in touch even while away from communication networks.
For the first time, the company used the services of the American company SpaceX to deliver the satellite into orbit. The satellite carrier Falcon-9 took off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida last night. The six-ton satellite was too heavy for the launch vehicle, so it was decided to refuse the standard practice of landing the first stage of the accelerator. Instead, used part of the rocket was dropped into the Atlantic Ocean. Inmarsat has not told yet what purpose the new satellite will serve.