Satellite orbit heights, and how they impact satellite communication

September 21, 2021

Guides

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

September 8, 2021

Guides

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.

2021 – The Year Your iPhone Calls go Extra-terrestrial?

September 6, 2021

Blogs

2021 – The Year Your iPhone Calls go Extra-terrestrial?

Enabling all iPhone users with the ability to use extra-terrestrial networks to phone home would be a dramatic step forwards in the ubiquity of satellite connectivity. With the speculation that Apple’s latest iPhone model will have satcom connectivity “as standard”, could there be a space race of a new era?

Merger of satellite connectivity providers creates a new market leader

August 17, 2021

Press Releases

Merger of satellite connectivity providers creates a new market leader

Ground Control merges with Wireless Innovation and Rock Seven to provide unparalleled choice in satellite M2M and IoT services.

Satellite Installation Tools and Equipment

August 9, 2021

Guides

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

August 9, 2021

Guides

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

August 9, 2021

Guides

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

August 7, 2021

Guides

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.

Introducing Ground Control to Rock Seven Customers

July 27, 2021

Blogs

Introducing Ground Control to Rock Seven Customers

Welcome Rock Seven customers! Hopefully you’ll have seen our emails and social media posts about this change, but if not, don’t worry, you’re in the right place. In this blog post we’ll explain why we have a new name and website, and hopefully, get you as excited about our journey as we are.