RockBLOCK

The Bespin Project

July 6, 2018

Blogs

The Bespin Project

In the spring of 2017, an international team of students from Luleå University of Technology in Sweden gathered together to brainstorm a REXUS/BEXUS program idea. The European program supports scientific and technological experiments on research rockets and balloons, sending two of each into space every year.

Measuring Glacier Movement

June 27, 2018

Blogs

Measuring Glacier Movement

Professor Kirk Martinez and his team from the University of Southampton, UK, are using moving rover units equipped with RockBLOCKs to measure how Icelandic glaciers respond to small-scale changes in temperature and precipitation throughout the year.

RockBLOCK Support for ThingSpeak Announced

May 23, 2017

Blogs

RockBLOCK Support for ThingSpeak Announced

Rock Seven (now trading as Ground Control) has added compatibility with the ThingSpeak Open IoT (internet of things) platform for its RockBLOCK portfolio of plug-and-play two-way satellite communications systems.

Capturing Scientific Data from the Arctic and Antarctic

November 17, 2016

Blogs

Capturing Scientific Data from the Arctic and Antarctic

With the growing need to secure new data from remote and inhospitable areas of scientific interest, Ground Control saw an upsurge in its Iridium satellite communication products being used for environmental science applications in both the Arctic and Antarctic.

SparkFun Distribution in the USA

March 2, 2016

News

SparkFun Distribution in the USA

We're pleased to announce that SparkFun are now an official distributor of the RockBLOCK unit in the USA.

M2M Communication for Smaller Vessels

October 1, 2015

Blogs

M2M Communication for Smaller Vessels

‘Big data’ has become part of the maritime lexicon in recent years. It’s hailed as the answer to achieving operational efficiencies, and is part of the reason that the demand for bandwidth at sea continues to grow.

New Flexible Antenna and Interface Options for RockBLOCK Mk2

March 15, 2015

News

New Flexible Antenna and Interface Options for RockBLOCK Mk2

Already established as an innovative, low-cost satcom system for commercial M2M applications and internet of things (IoT) developers, Ground Control’s RockBLOCK plug and play two-way global communications system has been upgraded to offer more flexibility for commercial users.

RockBLOCK and High-Altitude Balloons

October 15, 2013

Blogs

RockBLOCK and High-Altitude Balloons

It's hard to explain why, but high-altitude ballooning is fascinating - and a little addictive. We've been following the antics of UK-based Andrew Ashe, who along with Mikal Hart (author of the fantastic IridiumSBD library for Arduino) has successfully tracked their balloon and been able to recover its payload thanks to RockBLOCK.

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