Inmarsat’s F-2 spacecraft, commonly known as AOR (W), launched from sea on November 8, 2005. Successfully completing in-orbit testing at 8 degrees East during the week of December 12th, the satellite soon after began its scheduled drift to 53 degrees West – its operational location. January 11, 2006 at 11:00 UTC (6:00am EST) marked the completed transition of existing services to the new satellite.
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Article ID: 536
Created: November 20, 2009
Last Updated: November 20, 2009
Author: Beth Bartel
Online URL: https://kb.unavco.org/article/satcom-direct-technical-sheet-transition-i3-i4-in-the-aor-w-march-2006-536.html