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Globalstar Successfully Launches 6 New Satellites

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Globalstar successfully launched on July 13th, 2011 six new satellites from Kazakhstan.  The new satellites are made to last 15 years and will augment the current constellation for simplex and duplex service. These six satellite are expected to be in the proper orbit and operational in 60-90 days.  We will hopefully see an improvement in Globalstar service very soon as the FCC is expected to give approval to turn on the previously launched six satellites from October 2010.

Full Press Release: http://www.globalstar.com/en/index.php?cid=7010&pressId=680 

Here is the video, the liftoff takes place about 13 minutes into the video: http://www.videocorner.tv/videocorner2/live_flv/index.php?langue=en

Some pictures of the Globalstar Rockets

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