Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) has received an 18-month follow-on contract from Boeing to provide Ka-band antennas for the fourth Inmarsat Global Xpress satellite.
The satellite is part of Inmarsat´s USD1.6bn investment in Global Xpress the world´s first globally available, high-bandwidth, Ka-band network delivered by a single operator.
In orbit, the Harris antennas will direct 89 Ka-band user spot beams to the Earth creating a unique, mobile broadband network with high-speed services for diverse applications − from deep-sea vessels to in-flight connectivity for airline passengers. Additional spot beams are available to provide dedicated service to users requiring specific coverage.
Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 125 countries. Its website is at harris.com.