[svlug] Starband PCI cards & Linux box
svlug at tgeller.com
Wed Mar 7 15:54:03 PST 2001
Dan Martinez <dfm at area.com> writes:
>Communications satellites have to be in geosynchronous orbit
Nope. Globalstar has data service (currently at 9,600bps) using
low-earth orbit, at only 900 miles away. That makes the delay
approximately 17ms, as opposed to 478ms for a geosyncronous
satellite. Not bad.
Full disclosure: Qualcomm's Globalstar division is one of my P.R.
Tom Geller * San Francisco * tgeller.com
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