December 6, 2018 – Inmarsat announced that it has entered into an agreement with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) to be the first commercial customer to place an order for the new H3 launch vehicle. The maiden flight of H3 is scheduled for 2020 with Inmarsat planning to deploy the new launch vehicle after 2022. This is the second agreement entered by Inmarsat and MHI, following the launch services contract awarded to MHI’s H-IIA Launch Vehicle in 2017. These agreements underline the growing partnership between the two companies in the area of launch services. MHI Launch Services enjoys an extremely high success rate of97.9% and has provided 41 successful consecutive launches since 2005, delivered on-time and to the customer’s satisfaction by current launch vehicle both H-IIA and H-IIB.