Globalstar Nears Launch of Satellites



    
    With Strong Liquidity and Cash Position, Globalstar Investment of $110
    Million Will Launch Satellites to Augment Customer Two-Way Satellite
    Voice and Data Service Through Launch of Second-Generation Constellation
    

    MILPITAS, Calif., March 19 /CNW/ -- Globalstar, Inc. (Nasdaq:   GSAT), a
leading provider of mobile satellite voice and data services to businesses,
governments, and individuals, announced today that it continues with
preparations needed for a May launch of four satellites that will be used to
augment the company's first generation LEO (low earth orbit) satellite
constellation.  These satellites, together with the additional four ground
spare satellites due to be launched later this year, will revitalize the
operating constellation and help ensure that the quality of service Globalstar
customers have come to expect is maintained through the launch of the second
generation satellite constellation.  The second-generation satellites are
scheduled for delivery beginning in the summer of 2009.
    The four Globalstar satellites are to be launched by the Euro-Russian
launch services company Starsem (Arianespace, EADS, Roscosmos, Samara Space
Center) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, using the highly reliable,
human-rated Soyuz launch vehicle.  In addition to launching commercial
satellite payloads, the Soyuz booster is used to launch astronauts and
cosmonauts, as well as Progress cargo spacecraft to the International Space
Station.  Starsem already successfully launched twenty-four Globalstar
satellites with Soyuz in 1999 from Baikonur, the same launch complex used to
send the world first artificial satellite Sputnik 1, into space almost fifty
years ago.
    "Globalstar is investing over $110 million to launch these four
satellites plus the remaining four ground spares that will augment two-way
voice and data satellite service to our customers through the launch our
second generation constellation," said Jay Monroe, Chairman and CEO of
Globalstar, Inc.  Mr. Monroe added, "We are very pleased to be working once
again with our proven launch provider Starsem as well as the prime contractor
for the first generation satellites, Space Systems Loral, and sub-contractor
Alcatel Alenia Space.  Our strong liquidity position permits us to launch
these four first- generation satellites plus the remaining four later this
year.  It also paved the way for us to begin the manufacture of our
second-generation constellation, which is vital in meeting the long term needs
of our customers."
    In December 2006, Globalstar signed a EURO 661 million (approximately
$865 million) contract with Alcatel Alenia Space for the design, manufacture
and delivery of 48 new satellites for the second-generation Globalstar
satellite constellation, with deliveries scheduled to begin in the summer of
2009.  The satellites are being designed to provide service until at least
2025.
    Alcatel Alenia Space is completing the necessary tests on the four first
generation satellites at its facility in Rome, Italy.  The satellites are to
be shipped in April to the launch complex in Baikonur for final pre-launch
preparations.  Alcatel will continue to prepare the second batch of four
Globalstar first generation ground spare satellites, also scheduled for launch
by Starsem later this year.

    
    About Globalstar, Inc.
    
    With over 250,000 activated satellite voice and data units, Globalstar
offers high value, high quality 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.

    
    Safe Harbor Language for Globalstar Releases
    
    This press release contains certain statements such as, "Globalstar
investment of $110 million will launch satellites and augment two-way
satellite voice and data service through launch of second-generation
constellation," and "these satellites, together with the additional four
ground spare satellites due to be launched later this year, will revitalize
the operating constellation and help ensure that the quality of service
Globalstar customers have come to expect is maintained through the launch of
the 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.
    Any forward-looking statements made in this press release speak as of the
date made and are not guarantees of future performance.  Actual results or
developments may differ materially from the expectations expressed or implied
in the forward-looking statements, and the Company undertakes no obligation to
update any such statements.  Additional information on factors that could
influence Globalstar's financial results is included in its filings with the
Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Registration Statement on
Form S-1.





For further information:

For further information: Dean Hirasawa of Globalstar, Inc., 
+1-408-933-4006, Dean.hirasawa@globalstar.com Web Site:
http://www.globalstar.com/

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