Inmarsat is a British satellite telecommunications company that offers global mobile services. Through its 14 geostationary telecommunications satellites, it provides telephone and data services globally via mobile terminals. Inmarsat’s network provides communications services to governments, aid agencies, media outlets and businesses. Sectors working in the shipping, airline and mining industries and those with a need to communicate in remote regions are their majority clients. 

The company was listed on the London Stock Exchange prior to when it was acquired by Connect Bidco, a consortium partnering with Apax Partners, Warburg Pincus, the CPP Investment Board and the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan in December 2019. A deal was concluded between Inmarsat owners and Viasat on November 08, 2021, wherein Viasat was to purchase Inmarsat.

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Earlier, the British satellite company realized that the MH370 had deflected severely from its initial flight plan. It turned west and then took a U-Turn after crossing into Vietnamese airspace rather than continuing north, according to the conclusion. 

Malaysia also acknowledged this fact as it was also aware of this through data from its own military radar. But, it did not publicly admit to it until a week after the crash. 

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The sticking point for Jeff Wise, an aviation journalist is that the Inmarsat satellite data reveals that the plane’s electrical systems including tracking mechanisms were re-engaged only after it had made a hard left to deviate from its original flight path. Rather than chalking this up to the most likely option, which refers to the pilot turning it off and then on, Wise says it must have been a deliberate act from an antagonistic actor aboard the plane who wanted to create a false record of vessel veering left. Wise asserts that these villains accessed the plane’s electrical system under a hatch located between the cockpit and first class.