The Pivotel Globalstar network has announced the schedule for 18 satellites to be launched within the next year. Globalstar have worked with satellite manufacturer Thales Alenia to focus on the support of Globalstar voice, simplex and duplex data products. The scheduled launches follow tests that have been conducted on satellite voice and data quality from a previous launch of 6 second generation satellites in October 2010.
With the launch of the mobile communication and data satellites it will further extend services beyond 120 countries in the world, which consist of commercial and recreational consumers of mobile telecommunications for a number of industries. These include manufacturing and logistics, government, oil and gas, mining, forestry, heavy construction and military industries.
Pivotel being one of Australia’s 4 licence telecommunication companies, will be bolstered by the voice and data satellite launch as it continues to provides a real alternative in the telecommunication marketplace for their range of quality products in the Satellite, Cellular, Voice and Data enabled range including the Iridium and Globalstar Satellite network and Tracertrak, which is their key asset tracking system.
GlobalStar has contracted with Arianespavce for the launches, which will be conducted from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.