Inmarsat-6 F1


Inmarsat-6 F1
Mission duration15 years
Spacecraft properties
BusEurostar 3000EOR
ManufacturerAirbus Defence and Space
Start of mission
Launch date2021
RocketH-IIA 204
Launch siteTanegashima Yoshinobu 1
ContractorMitsubishi Heavy Industries[1]
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric

Inmarsat-6 F1 is a communications satellite to be operated by the British satellite operator Inmarsat and designed and manufactured by Airbus Defence and Space on the Eurostar 3000EOR platform. Part of the I-6 satellite fleet, it will be Inmarsat's first dual-payload satellite, with capabilities in both L-band and Ka band. The satellite is scheduled to launch in 2021.[2]

The L-band payload will support a wide variety of purposes including very low cost mobile services and IoT applications, while the Ka band payload will augment the Global Xpress constellation.[3]


  1. ^ "MHI selected by Inmarsat to launch its first Inmarsat-6 satellite" (Press release). Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. September 12, 2018. Retrieved September 26, 2018.
  2. ^ "Our satellites". Inmarsat. Retrieved 27 June 2020. The first [Inmarsat-6 satellite] is scheduled for launch with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) using its H-IIA launch vehicle in 2021.
  3. ^ Krebs, Gunter. "Inmarsat-6 F1, 2". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 2018-09-26.

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