Eldorado Space Program

March 10, 2018

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Eldorado Space Program

With Paul McWhorter's guidance, students design, build, and program instrumentation packages sent into the upper atmosphere via high-altitude balloons. He documents the missions in a dedicated YouTube channel.

Balloon-Borne Imaging Telescope

March 8, 2018

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Balloon-Borne Imaging Telescope

Compensating for the many distorting kilometers of the Earth’s atmosphere is usually done by adaptive optics or by placing a telescope in orbit. But both solutions are notoriously expensive and difficult.

RockAIR Approved by United States Fire Service

January 31, 2018

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RockAIR Approved by United States Fire Service

The RockAIR brings satellite and cellular tracking together in a portable carry-on, carry-off form factor at a much lower cost than traditional dual-mode solutions.

Horizon Capital LLP Commits £20mn to M2M and IoT Buy and Build Strategy

August 25, 2017

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Horizon Capital LLP Commits £20mn to M2M and IoT Buy and Build Strategy

Horizon Capital LLP, the leading investor in UK B2B services and technologies companies, have announced it has committed £20mn to a new buy and build strategy in the M2M and IoT market. This will start with the acquisition of Wireless Innovation, a UK-based M2M managed services connectivity provider.

New Tracking and IoT System Touches Down for Vehicle Fleet Owners

July 18, 2017

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New Tracking and IoT System Touches Down for Vehicle Fleet Owners

Ground Control brings its innovative RockAIR tracking system back down to earth by officially making it available for land-based applications.

Transmitting Sensor Data Back from Extremely Remote Locations with Gill Instruments

June 27, 2017

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Transmitting Sensor Data Back from Extremely Remote Locations with Gill Instruments

Ground Control offers users the ability to connect to all Gill meteorological sensors, taking key data on a regular basis and transmitting it over satellites at an affordable price.

RockBLOCK Support for ThingSpeak Announced

May 23, 2017

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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.

How to Catch a Poacher

April 7, 2017

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How to Catch a Poacher

In the Irkutsk region of Russia (Lake Baikal), there are a lot of national parks and reserves. These are very remote and difficult-to-reach locations where hunting is usually prohibited - but there are a lot of poachers. There are no mobile phone masts or means of terrestrial communication.

Capturing Scientific Data from the Arctic and Antarctic

November 17, 2016

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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.