The MARISAT System will soon provide operational satellite communications services for both military and civilian users. Geostationary satellites and shore station facilities owned jointly by COMSAT General Corporation; RCA Global Communications, Inc.; Western Union International, Inc.; and ITT World Communications, Inc. will be used to provide reliable voice and data services to the maritime industry for improved fleet operations. Discusses progress to date in implementing the MARISAT System and presents a description of the satellite and shore station facilities as well as a brief description of the communications system. Operational aspects are discussed including the method of accessing, overall network control, signaling procedures, multiple earth station operation, and distress and emergency procedures.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Symposium Papers, RTCM St. Louis Assembly Meeting, April 28-30, 1975, with the participation of Water Resources Congress, Volume 3, Ship Collision Avoidance Techniques and Maritime Satellite Communication Systems.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Radio Technical Commission for Marine Services

    P.O. Box 19087
    Washington, DC  United States  20036
  • Authors:
    • Lipke, D W
  • Publication Date: 1975-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 9 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00127039
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Radio Technical Commission for Marine Services
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1975 12:00AM