Yesterday's OG2 Mission 1 launch was a success! Our six OG2 satellites were put into the
proper orbit and separated as planned.
The six satellites' solar panels and antennas deployed properly, and
they are connecting at ORBCOMM's Gateway Earth Stations around the world.
Engineers from SNC and ORBCOMM will spend the next
30 days or so putting the OG2 spacecraft through extensive in-orbit testing
(IOT) as planned. At that point, we will
focus on communications testing and expect full commercial service to be
available within 60 days of launch.
We'd like to thank SpaceX, SNC, Boeing,
Moog, and all of the partners who worked on the OG2 launch program. We'd also like to acknowledge the outstanding
ORBCOMM team that worked so hard to launch our first OG2 mission. Lastly, we'd like to thank our shareholders
and customers who have been extremely patient while we were preparing for
launch. We appreciate your support! We expect to provide the next OG2 update
during our second quarter earnings call in early August.
Check out the launch photos attached in the PDF link below. You can also watch the video of the launch at this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcwrwKn6Gh8