From new customer wins, to executing on large customer deployments such as HUB Group and Wal-Mart, to the integration of three acquisitions, to continued innovation and exciting product launches, as well as the completion of the OG2 satellite constellation, ORBCOMM’s momentum is accelerating like never before.
2015 closed out with a bang—actually a blast—with the second and final launch of ORBCOMM’s OG2 satellites on December 21, 2015, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, completing our advanced next generation constellation for the company. SpaceX executed a virtually flawless launch slotting ORBCOMM within a fraction of a degree of the intended orbit.
Just over an hour after launch, all 11 OG2 satellites established connectivity at ORBCOMM’s Gateway Earth Stations around the world. This mission is historic on many levels. This was the first launch of SpaceX’s upgraded, full thrust Falcon 9 rocket, and tallies up as the largest number of identical communication satellites launched on a single mission. This launch also marked the first successful landing of SpaceX’s reusable Stage 1 booster at the highest altitude to date—definitely an exciting day for all in the space industry.
However, ORBCOMM is most proud of the fact that we now have the only fully funded, fully operational, next generation satellite network purpose-built for the global M2M industry. Validating the company’s leadership in this sector, Compass Intelligence recently named ORBCOMM the M2M Satellite Service Provider of the Year for the third year in a row.
With the OG2 satellite constellation now in full commercial service, customers gain significant enhancements, including improved network performance and increased coverage at higher latitudes. These new OG2 services translate into a higher level of service and reliability for our customers as well as even more opportunities for ORBCOMM through expanded global coverage, increased market reach and the many new applications we can support…