March 16, 2023 – Experts at Inmarsat, a world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, have successfully connected the company’s I-6 F1 satellite to new ground stations in Western Australia. It marks a crucial milestone as the company upgrades its communications availability in the fast-growing Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. I-6 F1 launched in December 2021 and spent seven months travelling to geostationary orbit above the Atlantic, using its all-electric propulsion system. After rigorous in-orbit testing in the second half of 2022, the spacecraft is now at its final orbital slot above the Indian Ocean. The company will begin increasing its capacity and transition services to the new satellite throughout 2023, beginning with the first customers from Q2.