We are continuing to make solid progress on our OG2 launch operations. Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) completed In-Orbit Testing on all 11 OG2 satellites to verify that the satellite hardware is operating as designed. Many thanks to SNC and ORBCOMM’s operations team for completing this testing ahead of schedule.
After over 100 thrusts, the satellites are almost equally spaced within the orbit plane. Additional thrusts will occur over the next several weeks to place the satellites into their proper drifting orbits.
The next test phase is to perform network testing over the next couple of weeks, which initially includes sending test messages through the satellites. Following the completion of network testing, we will begin to intermittently send customer traffic through the satellites.
We are still on track to provide nearly full commercial service for M2M messaging and AIS services to our customers by the end of the first quarter.
ORBCOMM’s Current OG2 Satellite Locations