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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New Broadband Mini VSAT
Launched seven years ago, the mini-VSAT broadband network was the first to leverage the capabilities of spread spectrum technology to provide global multi-megabit services to ships at sea with small,…

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New Broadband Mini VSAT
Launched seven years ago, the mini-VSAT broadband network was the first to leverage the capabilities of spread spectrum technology to provide global multi-megabit services to ships at sea with small,…

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What is an active antenna and passive antenna?

Thanks to the dynamic development of television broadcasting in the modern world, there is probably no person who does not encounter antennas. In order to watch their favorite TV shows in the best quality, the user needs to connect the antenna to his receiving equipment. And then the question arises: which antenna to choose, active or passive? In this article, we will consider in detail the features of each antenna, as well as the scope of their application. But first of all, it is necessary to give a detailed definition of the very term “antenna” and briefly describe the history of creation.

Heinrich HerzAntenna is a special device whose main task is to receive or emit radio waves. It converts the fluctuations of the electric current into a radio wave or vice versa. As can be seen from the definition, antennas can operate on reception, transmission, or transmission. The simplest antenna operation Continue reading

What is LNB?

The acronym LNB stands for Low Noise Block. This device is installed in front of a satellite dish, which receives a very low signal and amplifies it, changes the signal to lower frequencies and transmits them via cable to the receiver.
The expression Low Noise refers to the quality of the first transistor preamp. Quality varies in units designated as “noise temperature” or “noise figure”. The lower the noise temperature, the better. So, LNB with a noise temperature of 100 K is twice as good as – 200K. C-band LNBs typically have the lowest noise temperature, and Ka-band LNBs have the Continue reading

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 competition in creating the functionality of hardware units, and as a result, the architecture has improved and costs for the end user have decreased.

However, since operational requirements have changed and technology has improved, it is also necessary to change the system architecture in order to achieve additional benefits. The CPI amplifier with an integrated L-band frequency converter (BUC) allows you to reduce costs and increase the reliability of data transmission at low and medium frequencies by eliminating duplicate functions in a conventional RF terminal circuit. Continue reading

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Inmarsat Presents Maritime Industry Internet of Things (IIoT) Study
Humanity consumes more and more. Now we are more than ever, we are accustomed to new technologies and constant access to the information that they bring into our lives. This…

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Thuraya satellite internet is very profitable today
The satellite operator Thuraya offers flexible satellite tariffs and advanced equipment, including satellite terminals and telephones, which are very attractive against other market offers. In fact, the price policy of…

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What the orbit lives for: SES talked about the role of the satellite in modern television
Many of those who read these lines, probably, can recall those already quite distant times when the first satellite dishes began to appear on balconies and roofs of houses in…

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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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