Globalstar Announces Successful Launch of Four Satellites

Final First-Generation Satellites Will Augment the Current Constellation and Transition to the Globalstar Second-Generation Satellite Constellation MILPITAS, Calif., Oct. 22, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Globalstar, Inc. (Nasdaq:GSAT), a leading provider of mobile satellite voice and data services to businesses, government, and individuals today announced that four Globalstar satellites were successfully launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, using the Soyuz launch vehicle. These satellites, together with the additional four satellites launched earlier in May, will augment the current operating constellation and provide satellite voice and data service through the launch of the second-generation satellite constellation, which is scheduled to begin in 2009. The eight satellites launched this year will then be integrated into the Globalstar second-generation satellite constellation. The Globalstar satellites were launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Sunday, 21 October at 2:12 am local time (8:12 pm UTC and 1:12 pm October 20 in California), using the Soyuz-Fregat version of the Soyuz launch vehicle. This is the 1726th successful launch of the Soyuz family rocket. Launch services provider Starsem confirmed that the upper stage accurately injected the four-satellite dispenser into the targeted low earth orbit of approximately 920 km. Globalstar reports that all four satellites have been successfully acquired following separation of the Fregat Upper Stage and release from the satellite dispenser. While Globalstar is continuing to perform initial satellite in-orbit tests, the performance of all four spacecraft is nominal at this time. "We are extremely pleased to announce the eighth successful Globalstar satellite launch using the Soyuz launch vehicle," said Tony Navarra, President of Global Operations for Globalstar, Inc. "With our final first-generation satellites now safely in orbit we congratulate all of our Globalstar employees world-wide and thank launch provider Starsem as well as the prime contractor for the first generation satellites, Space Systems/Loral, and sub-contractor Thales Alenia Space for this launch success. Mr. Navarra added, "Globalstar has invested approximately $120 million to launch these four satellites plus the four satellites launched earlier this year. We consider these eight satellites to represent the beginning of our next-generation constellation, because they will not only help bridge the gap today, but last long into and seamlessly operate with our second-generation constellation. We are also pleased that we will continue to use the reliable Soyuz launch vehicle when we resume our Globalstar launches with our second-generation spacecraft in 2009." In December 2006, Globalstar signed a EURO 662 million (approximately $885 million) contract with Thales Alenia Space for the design, manufacture and delivery of 48 new satellites for the second-generation Globalstar satellite constellation. The satellites are being designed to provide service until at least 2025. In September, Globalstar signed a contract with European launch services company Arianespace for the launch of Globalstar's second-generation LEO (low earth orbit) satellites using the Soyuz launch vehicle. The agreement provides Globalstar with the ability to conduct back-to-back launch campaigns and commence launching its second-generation satellites as early as the summer of 2009 from Arianespace's Guiana Space Center launch complex located in French Guiana. About Globalstar, Inc. With over 275,000 activated satellite voice and data units, Globalstar offers satellite services to commercial and recreational users in more than 120 countries around the world. The Company's voice and data products include mobile and fixed satellite telephones, simplex and duplex satellite data modems and flexible service packages. Many land based and maritime industries benefit from Globalstar with increased productivity from remote areas beyond cellular and landline service. Global customer segments include: oil and gas, government, mining, forestry, commercial fishing, utilities, military, transportation, heavy construction, emergency preparedness, and business continuity as well as individual recreational users. Globalstar data solutions are ideal for various asset tracking, data monitoring and SCADA applications. For more information regarding Globalstar, please visit Globalstar's web site at Safe Harbor Language for Globalstar Releases This press release contains certain statements such as "The eight satellites launched this year will then be integrated into the Globalstar second-generation satellite constellation," that are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are subject to a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond Globalstar's control, including demand for the Company's products and services; problems relating to the construction, launch or in-orbit performance of its existing and future satellites, problems relating to the ground-based facilities operated by it or by independent gateway operators; its ability to attract sufficient additional funding if needed to meet its future capital requirements; competition and its competitiveness vis-a-vis other providers of satellite and ground-based communications products and services; the pace and effects of industry consolidation; the continued availability of launch insurance on commercially reasonable terms, and the effects of any insurance exclusions; changes in technology; its ability to continue to attract and retain qualified personnel; worldwide economic, geopolitical and business conditions and risks associated with doing business on a global basis; and legal, regulatory, and tax developments, including changes in domestic and international government regulation. 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