v2.4.0.6
Document and Entity Information (USD $)
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2011
Jun. 30, 2011
Mar. 02, 2012
Voting Common Stock
Mar. 02, 2012
Nonvoting Common Stock
Document Type 10-K      
Amendment Flag false      
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2011      
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2011      
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY      
Trading Symbol GSAT      
Entity Registrant Name GLOBALSTAR, INC.      
Entity Central Index Key 0001366868      
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31      
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer No      
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes      
Entity Voluntary Filers No      
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer      
Entity Public Float   $ 130,700,000    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding     297,873,480 78,427,524