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Inmarsat Government GX LITE Terminal Wins the Government Mobile Innovation Category in the MSUA 2023 Satellite Mobile Innovation Awards

March 15, 2023 Press Releases

Land User Terminal with “Grab and Go” Applications Recognized in Government Mobile Innovation Category.

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Inmarsat Government, the leading provider of secure, global, mission-critical telecommunications to the U.S. Government, today announced that its GX LITE land user terminal was selected as a winner of the Mobile Satellite User Association’s (MSUA) 2023 Satellite Mobile Innovation Awards. The terminal won the Government Mobile Innovation category, marking the seventh time in eight years that Inmarsat was honored as a winner of the prestigious, annual award.

The new GX LITE terminal provides highly-reliable broadband connectivity for tactical military and non-military users worldwide via Inmarsat’s Global Xpress (GX) Ka-band network. Built for land users with “grab and go” applications, the lightweight and compact terminal increases end user mobility while providing global access and secure operations, at an affordable price point.


Inmarsat Government developed GX LITE with its value-added manufacturer partner, Get SAT, an innovator in lightweight satellite communication for ground, airborne and maritime applications. The terminal is easy to set up and operate, establishing a network connection anywhere without requiring user configuration. Additionally, it features a front-panel interface and a Wi-Fi capability that can be enabled/disabled by the user.

GX LITE leverages highly efficient, flat-panel antenna technologies and supports unique Maximum Information Rate (MIR) and Committed Information Rate (CIR) users’ needs globally. It is lightweight (21.4 lbs.), thin (16.6” W, 11.5” L and 3.3” D) and easily transportable with a carrying case that fits into a commercial aircraft’s overhead compartment. Additionally, the terminal has low power consumption and can operate on batteries for up to three hours.

Matt Wissler, Chief Technology Officer, Inmarsat Government, said “At Inmarsat Government, we are steadfastly committed to delivering certainty in an uncertain world. The GX LITE terminal is another example of the way that we collaborate with our value-added manufacturing partners to develop innovative solutions that meet U.S. government customers current and future needs. We are proud of our consistent recognition by MSUA for delivering technologies that support our customers’ communications needs, wherever the mission takes them.”


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Alena Koci
Inmarsat Government Communications



The U.S. government has relied on and trusted Inmarsat satellite services since 1979. Inmarsat Government continues to deliver the world’s most advanced global, mobile satellite communication services to U.S. defense, intelligence, homeland security, public safety and civilian agencies, with highly reliable, secure and affordable connectivity. Implementing solutions with government users in mind, Inmarsat Government provides resilient, flexible capabilities to complement government satellite resources, anytime, anywhere. Leveraging an industry-leading scalable multiband network infrastructure, Inmarsat Government offers a suite of managed network services and end-to-end communication solutions to support users on land, at sea and in the air, even in the world’s most remote regions. Headquartered in Reston, VA, Inmarsat Government is a wholly owned subsidiary of Inmarsat Group Holdings Limited.


Inmarsat delivers world leading, innovative, advanced and exceptionally reliable global, mobile communications across the world – in the air, at sea and on land – that are enabling a new generation of commercial, government and mission-critical services. Inmarsat is powering the digitalization of the maritime industry, making operations more efficient and safer than ever before. It is driving a new era of inflight passenger services for aviation, while ensuring that aircraft can fly with maximum efficiency and safety. Furthermore, Inmarsat is enabling the rapid expansion of the Internet of Things (IoT) and enabling the next wave of world-changing technologies that will underpin the connected society and help build a sustainable future. And now Inmarsat is developing the first-of-its-kind, multi-dimensional communications network of the future, ORCHESTRA.

In November 2021, Inmarsat and Viasat announced the planned combination of the two companies, to create a new leader in global communications.


The Mobile Satellite Users Association is a non-profit association dedicated to promoting the interests of the millions of users of satellite services for mobile communication, navigation, and safety worldwide. The association fosters the exchange of news, information, and ideas among and between users, suppliers of equipment and services, operators of satellite systems, and the various entities affecting the future of the industry. MSUA sponsors the annual Satellite Mobile Innovation Awards, celebrating the top anticipated and market-proven advancements in satellite services, and collaborates with conference organizers around the world to shape and facilitate conference programming dedicated to the users of satellite services. We invite you to join MSUA and to take part in our community. Visit to learn more.