Globalstar to Launch of Second-Gen Satellites

Globalstar, in preparation of upcoming launches of its new second-gen satellites, it has commenced installation of satellite TCU upgrades

January 14, 2010

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MILPITAS, Calif. -- Globalstar, Inc.(Nasdaq:GSAT), a leading provider of mobile satellite voice and dataservices to businesses, governments and consumers, today announced thatin preparation for the upcoming launches of its new second-generationsatellites the Company has commenced installation of satellitetelemetry control unit (TCU) upgrades. The hardware and softwareupgrades provided by Thales Alenia Space are being installed atstrategically located Globalstar gateway ground stations in Argentina,Australia, Botswana, France, Korea and the United States. These initialpre-launch upgrades will provide Globalstar with the capability toglobally monitor and control the orbital deployment of its newsecond-generation satellite constellation which is scheduled for launchbeginning this summer.

"The TCU gateway upgrades represent a significant milestone for thecompany as we prepare for the launch of our new satellites," said PeterDalton, Chief Executive Officer, Globalstar, Inc. "We anticipate that2010 will be a game-changing year for Globalstar. We expect to continueintroducing new consumer Simplex solutions such as the new satelliteGPS communicator we announced jointly with DeLorme last week at theConsumer Electronics Show. Of equal significance, these planned gatewayupgrades help pave the way for the launch and management of our newsatellites and all the potential associated with our next-generationconstellation. Once deployed we will not only continue building uponour reputation as the leading provider of high-quality consumer Simplexsatellite GPS and messaging products, but also re-focus our energies onproviding world-class two-way satellite voice and duplex datasolutions."

Globalstar Inc. (Nasdaq: GSAT)

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