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 resembling toaster ovens...

November 30, 2018
Total Views: 75

Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Hurricane Harvey landfall satellite
News

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 operational after moving into its new GOES-East position, where it will...

December 20, 2017
Total Views: 9

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, piloted across the ocean...

December 18, 2017
Total Views: 4

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
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, Ltd. (MHI) has been selected as the launch provider for...

September 12, 2017
Total Views: 27

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
NOAA

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 about 850 km) provide images and data in...

April 4, 2017
Total Views: 93

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

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 two days ago, the Gaofen 3 high-resolution Earth observation...

August 12, 2016
Total Views: 43

Thursday, October 29, 2015
Ronald Spithout President Inmarsat Maritime
gCaptain

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 company continues to innovate and contribute to global connectivity through its...

October 29, 2015
Total Views: 14

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
News

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 fishing."

January 21, 2015
Total Views: 2

Monday, October 7, 2013
maersk kiera product tanker
Interesting

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 guilty to...

October 7, 2013
Total Views: 26

Thursday, May 30, 2013
Laser Internet Satellite
Uncategorized

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 attacks.

May 30, 2013
Total Views: 6

Monday, October 15, 2012
Interesting

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 of thousands of miles an hour....

October 15, 2012
Total Views: 1

Monday, October 8, 2012
Laser Internet Satellite
Uncategorized

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 is planning to launch the world’s first commercial satellite...

October 8, 2012
Total Views: 24

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 VSAT system tailored for the ever increasing high‐speed, two‐ way broadband communications...

June 26, 2012
Total Views: 2

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 demonstrates a shock test of the QOR...

June 25, 2012
Total Views: 1

ORBCOMM AIS Coverage Map
Uncategorized

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 across a wide swath of ocean...

June 25, 2012
Total Views: 53

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 broadband service aboard the world’s largest cruise ship. By summer 2013,...

June 25, 2012
Total Views: 1

Friday, June 15, 2012
Tore-Morten Olsen marlink ceo
Blog

Maritime Satellite Communications, The Quick and Dirty with Marlink [CEO INTERVIEW]

I imagine I’m not in the minority here when I say that the world of satellite communications is a bit confusing.  When Marlink invited me to interview their CEO at...

June 15, 2012
Total Views: 510

Tuesday, March 20, 2012
EAS Galileo Sat System
Uncategorized

Return Of The Space Race? Yes, But Less Exciting

For nearly three decades GPS has been the primary navigation method for ships. Other systems have been attempted but either failed to launch or, like the Russian system GLONASS, failed...

March 20, 2012
Total Views: 1

Monday, March 12, 2012
Launch Of A Communications Satellite At Vandenberg AFB
Uncategorized

Internet Aboard Ship – New Satellite Installations To Double

Do you have access to gCaptain both on land and at sea? If you answered no then space communications consulting firm Euroconsult has good news. On Friday, they released new figures...

March 12, 2012
Total Views: 1

Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Blog

China launches maritime satellite

China has launched a satellite that will survey the maritime environment to help prevent and reduce maritime disasters, according to a report from Voice of America, The Haiyang-2 satellite was...

August 17, 2011
Total Views: 0