- Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions and Astranis, a manufacturer and operator of small geostationary satellites
, announced today that they are working together to support Astranis' efforts to bring widespread broadband internet access to the people of Alaska.
Along with GSAT-31, the Ariane 5 vehicle (Flight VA-247) also carried Saudi Geostationary Satellite
1/Hellas Sat 4 satellites.
It adds that the Saudi Geostationary Satellite
1 communications payload will provide advanced Ka-band spot beam communications services for KACST, a government organization responsible for promoting science and technology in Saudi Arabia.
Over the next few years, a number of space agencies in North America, Europe, and Asia have plans to launch geostationary satellites
for the purpose of analyzing atmospheric pollution.
The blue satellite, in the same animation, is a geostationary satellite
that orbits the Earth in 24 hours.
Additionally, the Bank authorized a separate USD 289.71m direct loan to ABS to facilitate the purchase of two 702SP C- and Ku-band geostationary satellites
from Boeing Satellite Systems International (Boeing), insurance from Aon, technical support, and the launch of both of the satellites with Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) Falcon 9.
The RM4010 monitors oil and gas assets utilizing the Inmarsat geostationary satellite
network for low-latency, high-reliability, two-way communications.
The portable antenna is designed to target a geostationary satellite
to re-establish an infrastructure for high bandwidth communications for secure and non-secure data, voice, and video in first response emergency and military scenarios.
A geostationary satellite
is one that orbits the Earth directly over the equator.
"If I had not proposed the idea of geostationary satellite
relays," Clarke wrote me, "half a dozen other people would have quickly done so.
The MTSAT, an advanced geostationary satellite
, features air traffic management and weather forecasting functions.