Iridium shows significant growth potential despite modest reporting
Shares of satellite operator Iridium Communications fell slightly after the company reported mixed results for the second quarter of 2018. Shares of telecommunications companies, including Iridium, fell this year, as…

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Satellite Internet with VSAT for remote work and travel
Equipment VSAT Internet and telephony allows you to get the usual communication service through a small diameter satellite dish. Just as some time ago mobile communications seemed to be something…

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Only the new Dreambox can be the best DreamBox!
Dream-Multimedia company again delighted fans of sat tv, releasing a new product - the Dreambox dm 7020 s model. At first glance, the receiver remained the same as its previous…

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Operation of satellite television antennas when converting from MPEG2 to MPEG4

Changes of this kind are inevitable and are dictated by the very spirit of the times. First of all, they are necessary to save a satellite resource, because in connection with the increasing number of HD channels, the frequency band used during their broadcasting is expanding, which means that the cost of renting a resource also increases. The transition to the MPEG4 format allows for more “compact” encoding of video streams, narrowing the band occupied by them. In combination with the DVB-S2 broadcasting standard, which increases the speed of information transfer, this transition provides significant savings Continue reading

Types of Satellite Antennas

Satellite antennas are made as solid / all-stamped, mesh and precast / sectional. The solid ones are made of a whole metal sheet and have a shape without technical holes and joints. Their signal reception quality is better than the others, and the design is less prone to kinks and defects during operation.

Mesh antennas are assembled from strips, forming a receiving grid. Their advantage is less windage, so mesh satellite dishes are preferred in areas with increased wind load.

Prefabricated antennas are made of petals and can be compactly packed for transportation and long-term storage. They, like sectional ones, are convenient for regular transfer, as they are easy to fold and allow you to quickly deploy the system. Cons of the design – in the weak joints of the petals, which are easily broken and require regular professional maintenance.

Mesh satellite dishes have slightly worse signal quality than all-metal antennas, but not due to technical holes. Since for the correct reflection of the beam the shape of the mirror must be strictly parabolic, it is Continue reading

Iridium completes historic launch of ten satellites
On January 11, 2019, Iridium announced that at 07:30 p.m. Pacific time, the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, tested in flight, with the last ten Iridium NEXT satellites for the low-orbit…

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Iridium Certus Launches Worldwide
The world's first global broadband service. Mobile offices, autonomous vehicles and ships can now use this state-of-the-art communications platform. Satellite operator Iridium announced on January 16, 2019 the commercial launch…

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Overview of BGAN Satellite Terminals
The article considers all modern models of satellite terminals BGAN from Thrane & Thrane and Hughes. Time does not stand still, the modern world is changing every second, what yesterday…

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What is a BUC?
The basic architecture of a conventional satellite terminal is based on the historical desire to make the most open and free construction. Over the years, this concept has developed global…

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