Inmarsat-4 Launch Delayed

Today's scheduled launch of the Inmarsat-4 satellite was delayed due to an automated halt in the launch countdown system, prior to fueling. The launch team is currently reviewing the data from this system. On Sunday, the team will assess readiness to resume the countdown for launch on Monday, November 7.

Please check our website at for further updates on this mission, or call the Sea Launch Hot Line, at 800.995.4123, for the latest information as it becomes available.

The Inmarsat-4 satellite is designed to provide high-speed mobile service to people throughout the Americas. It is one in a series of satellites designed to support the Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN).

Sea Launch will carry a live satellite feed and streaming video throughout the mission. Transponder coordinates for downlink will be posted at: A simultaneous webcast will be available at:

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During launch operations, please contact our News Center at 562-951-7088 or 562-951-7388

For further information:
Paula Korn

office: 562-499-4729
mobile: 562-951-388