WATMC 2021: Altitude Angel extends Inmarsat partnership with Velaris BVLOS connectivity services

Altitude Angel and Inmarsat have announced that Altitude Angel is confirmed as the first member of a new partnership network for Inmarsat’s Velaris connectivity solution.

According to an Altitude Angel press statement:

“As part of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed this week, the two companies will explore opportunities to further integrate Inmarsat’s recently-launched Velaris connectivity solution for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) with Altitude Angel’s market-leading UTM technology.”

The two companies will work towards supporting drone flights on beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) operations and access applications, including real-time monitoring, to ensure safe integration with aircraft in commercial airspace.

Velaris is powered by Inmarsat’s ELERA global satellite network, which delivers reliable and flexible global connectivity, with full global redundancy and unique resilience in all conditions, says the company. ELERA capabilities will be enhanced further with the upcoming addition of Inmarsat-6 satellites. The L-band capacity on each I-6 satellite will be substantially greater than Inmarsat’s 4th generation spacecraft and, among other enhancements, delivers 50% more capacity per beam in addition to unlimited beam routing flexibility.

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