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February 1st, 2011

Orbcomm... AIS Goes Away... Temporarily (SATCOM)

[SatNews[ Coming to end is Orbcomm's Automatic Identification System (AIS) broadcast for maritime, due to the untimely demise of their only remaining LEO satellite designed for such communications. In the Company's financials that were released on February 1st, this information was announced, with the estimation that there will be approximately a $1 million income impact from service interruptions. During Q2 of this year, Orbcomm expects to launch their replacement satellites.