Satellite orbit heights, and how they impact satellite communication

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Satellite orbit heights, and how they impact satellite communication

In this guide, we’ll explore the difference between low earth orbit (LEO), medium earth orbit (MEO) and geostationary satellites, and the benefits of each in terms of providing satellite connectivity.

A Brief History of Satellite Communications

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A Brief History of Satellite Communications

Ground Control's guide to the most notable developments in satellite communication technology, from the startling prescience of Arthur C. Clarke through to nanosatellite constellations.

Satellite Installation Tools and Equipment

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Satellite Installation Tools and Equipment

Having ALL of the right tools and supplies at the installation will keep you from turning a 1-day install into a 3 day install. Please pay close attention to the tools you will want to have on site as an installer.

Wide Beam vs. Narrow Beam

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Wide Beam vs. Narrow Beam

The Inmarsat satellites that provide BGAN, IsatPhone, IsatHub and Fleet Broadband services globally are among the most advanced communications spacecraft of their kind. One of the little understood facts about the service is how these satellites use Wide Beam and Narrow Beam technology.

How to Make Calls Using a BGAN Phone

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How to Make Calls Using a BGAN Phone

Similarly to Iridium GO, making calls from a BGAN phone can be a bit confusing if it's your first time. In this tutorial, we provide a step-by-step guide to making a call from, and to, a BGAN phone. There are also links to useful external resources.

Making Calls with the Iridium GO

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Making Calls with the Iridium GO

All calls made from a smartphone paired with an Iridium GO are considered "International" calls. If you've never made one before, it can be a bit confusing. This tutorial will help you make your first call, as well as how someone may call your Iridium Go phone from anywhere.

How Does Satellite Internet Work?

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How Does Satellite Internet Work?

Satellite internet is the ability to transmit and receive data from a relatively small satellite dish on Earth and communicate with an orbiting geostationary satellite 22,300 miles above Earth's equator.

Making Ethernet Cables – Simple and Easy

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Making Ethernet Cables – Simple and Easy

Ethernet cables can be quite expensive and pre-made lengths are not always the length you need. Making Ethernet cables is easy with a box of bulk Category 5e Ethernet cables and RJ-45 connectors that are attached to the cut ends of your preferred cable length.