Monday, September 16, 2013 (8:43pm)
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Sept. 17, 2013 -- The first of three Inmarsat-5 Global Xpress (GX) satellites being built by Boeing [NYSE: BA] has successfully completed a key system life test, paving the way for it to launch later this year. The satellite performed as expected during the spacecraft thermal vacuum test, which simulated the cold, airless vacuum of space.
Photo credit: Boeing photo
Neg. #: SEF13-07449-001