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ORBCOMM Announces Target Launch Schedule for 2nd OG2 Mission

  • SpaceX to conduct static fire of its Falcon 9 rocket next week

ORBCOMM Inc. (Nasdaq: ORBC), a global provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, today announced that SpaceX is planning to conduct the static fire of its Falcon 9 rocket on December 16, 2015, which will launch eleven next generation OG2 satellites as part of ORBCOMM’s second and final OG2 Mission at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Once the static fire is completed to verify the readiness of the Falcon 9 rocket, ORBCOMM’s second OG2 Mission is targeted to launch about three days later between 8:00 PM and 9:00 PM ET.

ORBCOMM’s OG2 satellites are far more advanced than its current OG1 satellites designed to provide existing customers with significant enhancements, such as faster message delivery, larger message sizes and better coverage at higher latitudes, while drastically increasing network capacity. In addition, the 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.


Source : ROCHELLE PARK, N.J. - view original press release

Published on ASDNews: Dec 10, 2015

 

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