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Sunday, May 28, 2023
North Korea Notifies Japan Of Plan To Launch Satellite

North Korea Notifies Japan Of Plan To Launch Satellite

By Hyunsu Yim and Nobuhiro Kubo SEOUL/TOKYO, May 29 (Reuters) – North Korea has notified Japan of a plan to launch a satellite between May 31 and June

May 28, 2023
Total Views: 2722

Thursday, February 2, 2023
China Will Use Antarctica For Its Ocean Monitoring Satellites

China Will Use Antarctica For Its Ocean Monitoring Satellites

by Ryan Woo (Reuters) China, only the third country to put a man in space after the Soviet Union and United States, is to build ground stations on

February 2, 2023
Total Views: 4284

Tuesday, August 30, 2022
Starlink logo on a computer
Cruise Ships

Starlink And Royal Caribbean Sign High-Speed Internet Deal

Elon Musk’s Starlink has landed its first cruise industry customer. Royal Caribbean announced a plan on Tuesday to use SpaceX’s Starlink internet

August 30, 2022
Total Views: 4472

Saturday, January 29, 2022
NASA’s Most Compelling Satellite Images of 2021

NASA’s Most Compelling Satellite Images of 2021

(NASA)–In 2021, NASA’s fleet of Earth-observing satellites, as well as the instruments and astronauts on the International

January 29, 2022
Total Views: 4852

Friday, November 30, 2018
HawkEye 360 satellite
Maritime News

SpaceX Rocket Carries New Cubed Satellites That Will Hunt ‘Dark Ships’

By Kyle Stock (Bloomberg) — If all goes as planned with the scheduled SpaceX launch Sunday, a startup called HawkEye 360 will have a trio of satellites

November 30, 2018
Total Views: 89

Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Hurricane Harvey landfall satellite

NOAA’s Most-Advanced Weather Satellite Ever Now Officially Operational

The U.S. The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s next-generation geostationary weather satellite known as GOES-16 is now officially

December 20, 2017
Total Views: 27

Monday, December 18, 2017
satellite dish array
Maritime News

Satellites Reshaping How Traders Track Earthly Commodities

By Aaron Clark and Dan Murtaugh (Bloomberg) — A lump of coal is scooped onto a truck bed in Australia, driven to a port, loaded on a ship,

December 18, 2017
Total Views: 21

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
MHI selected by Inmarsat to launch its first Inmarsat-6 satellite
Press Releases

MHI selected by Inmarsat to launch its first Inmarsat-6 satellite

Inmarsat (LON: ISAT), the world’s leading provider of global mobile satellite communication services, has today announced that Mitsubishi Heavy Industries,

September 12, 2017
Total Views: 115

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Are Ship Weather Observations Still Valuable In The Era Of Satellites?

Are Ship Weather Observations Still Valuable In The Era Of Satellites?

by: Horst von Bargen (Deutscher Wetterdienst) Meteorological satellites (geostationary at an altitude of about 36.000 km and sun-synchronous at a height of

April 4, 2017
Total Views: 147

Friday, August 12, 2016
China Long March 4C rocket

China Launches High Resolution Maritime Surveillance Satellite

CN News reports that China has launched a new high-tech high-resolution imaging satellite to safeguard China’s maritime rights and interests. Launched

August 12, 2016
Total Views: 92

Thursday, October 29, 2015
Ronald Spithout President Inmarsat Maritime

Is INMARSAT The Next Apple? Interview With Ronald Spithout

Over 35 years after eighty-six countries came together to found Inmarsat with a maritime safety mandate, the London-headquartered mobile communications

October 29, 2015
Total Views: 25

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
New Satellite System to Track ‘Pirate Fishing’

New Satellite System to Track ‘Pirate Fishing’

A new satellite tracking system launched on Wednesday aims to crack down on the industrial-scale theft known as "pirate

January 21, 2015
Total Views: 5

Monday, October 7, 2013
maersk kiera product tanker

Satellite Imagery Busts Maersk Tanker in UK Pollution Case

At a hearing today at Truro Magistrates Court in the UK, Maersk Tankers Singapore was ordered to pay a total of £22,500 in fines and costs after pleading

October 7, 2013
Total Views: 99

Thursday, May 30, 2013
Laser Internet Satellite

Governments Confront Rising Threat To Ships From Signal Jamming

Ships on the world's busiest waterways face growing threats to their satellite navigation systems, including jamming

May 30, 2013
Total Views: 45

Monday, October 15, 2012
First AIS Satellite Ordered to a Fiery Death to Protect International Space Station

First AIS Satellite Ordered to a Fiery Death to Protect International Space Station

While the oceans remain vast, largely uninhabited domains, space is slowly but surely becoming more and more congested with satellites hurtling around at tens

October 15, 2012
Total Views: 10

Monday, October 8, 2012
Laser Internet Satellite

At-Sea Internet with Frickin’ Laser Beams

gCaptain readers struggling with slow internet connectivity at sea will be excited by recent news from the Virginia-based company Laser Light.  The company

October 8, 2012
Total Views: 66

Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Press Releases

Ready For KA Band VSAT? OrSat 300 Is.

The latest innovation in ORBIT’s expanding line of next‐generation VSAT portfolio, OrSat™300 is an inherently flexible maritime stabilized

June 26, 2012
Total Views: 7

Monday, June 25, 2012
Press Releases

Shock Testing A Maritime Satellite Antenna [VIDEO]

Think your satellite internet antenna can handle the harshest offshore environments? This short video shot at the Sea Tel headquarters in Concord, California

June 25, 2012
Total Views: 9

ORBCOMM AIS Coverage Map

True Global AIS – New Satellites Will Track Ships, Tuna & Mariners Globally

While the United States continues to struggle integrating AIS into the national data stream, Europe pushes forward with plans to acquire ship tracking data

June 25, 2012
Total Views: 195

Press Releases

350Mbps VSAT Service Announced Aboard World’s Largest Cruise Ship

O3b Networks today announced a milestone multi-year, multi-million dollar agreement with Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. to provide high-speed satellite-delivered

June 25, 2012
Total Views: 10


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