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First Astrium Eurostar Satellite Sets In-Orbit Longevity Record

May 1, 2013

Inmarsat-2 F1 Satellite Retired After More Than 22.5 Years Of Successful Operation In Geostationary Orbit The first Eurostar satellite, Inmarsat-2 F1, designed and built by Astrium, Europe’s leading space technology company, was retired from operational service this week and safely decommissioned after it had completed a long and flawless mission in geostationary orbit. It operated for 22.5 years - far outliving its projected life-span of 10 years.

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