Wireless remote data
Technologies and sample systems that gather sensor data across distances, usually via radio links. This includes general telemetry and SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition), especially for gathering data about wildlife, natural resources, and distributed energy systems.

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daily link  Tuesday, November 08, 2005


Mobile Comms Satellite Launches Into Orbit: Inmarsat bGAN broadband network nearly complete.  "The second step in a $1.5 billion program to create a mobile broadband communications network spanning the globe for users at sea, in the air and on land roared into space today.  .. When [The Inmarsat 4-F2 satellite] enters service from geostationary orbit 22,300 miles (35,888 kilometers) above Earth next year, the craft will join the Inmarsat 4-F1 satellite that was successfully launched on Lockheed Martin's Atlas 5 rocket in March from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Together, the two craft will deliver broadband communications to 85 percent of the world."  Connections are expected at around 400 kbps in each direction.

Also interesting is how it got there.  It was launched SeaLaunch, a private company using a floating platform and Ukranian and Russian rockets.

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