Sunday, October 18, 2015

SpaceX to Launch ORBCOMM OG2 Satellites on Next Mission

SpaceX will launch eleven of ORBCOMM's OG2 satellites from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on the next launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, which is targeted to take place in the next six to eight weeks.

In July 2014, SpaceX successfully launched ORBCOMM’s first OG2 mission of six satellites.

This launch will complete ORBCOMM’s next generation satellite constellation.

ORBCOMM’s OG2 satellites are equipped with an Automatic Identification System (AIS) payload to receive and report transmissions from AIS-equipped vessels for ship tracking and other maritime navigational and safety efforts, increasing asset visibility and the probability of detection for ORBCOMM’s AIS customers.

“We are excited to launch our eleven OG2 satellites aboard SpaceX’s newly upgraded Falcon 9 rocket and have full confidence in SpaceX and their dedication to this launch,” said Marc Eisenberg, ORBCOMM’s Chief Executive Officer. “We look forward to completing the deployment of our next generation constellation and delivering a higher level of performance, coverage and reliability through our modernized and upgraded OG2 network to our customers around the world.”

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