Satnews Daily
February 10th, 2010

Globalstar — Tracking, Botswana-Style

Globalstar, Inc. (Nasdaq:GSAT) has commenced construction of a satellite tracking station in Botswana, located in Southern Africa. The station will be used to complete the Globalstar satellite telemetry control unit (TCU) network that is to be used to monitor and control the Company's 2G satellite constellation that's scheduled for launch starting this summer.

Earlier this year, the Company announced the 90-day window for the launch of the first six Globalstar satellites is scheduled to open on July 5th of this year. Once the satellites are deployed, the TCU network will provide Globalstar with the ability to communicate with and monitor the condition of its new constellation from the Company's two satellite operations and control center locations in California. The new satellites are expected to provide Globalstar customers with enhanced next-generation Internet-protocol multi-media or IMS and legacy mobile satellite services beyond 2025. Globalstar expects to complete construction of the Botswana tracking station and begin taking delivery of its new satellites later this spring.