The range of communication services available to commercial shipping has recently been extended by the introduction of the USA MARISAT system and, in 1978, the European MAROTS satellite is to be launched. Experience gained from the design, development and operation of the MARISAT and MAROTS systems will be used in the planning and design of an international maritime satellite system to be known as INMARSAT. This article describes the technical and operational aspects of the progress being made in the field of maritime mobile-satellite communications.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Post Office Electrical Engineers

    2-12 Gresham Street
    London EC2V 7AG,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Branch, P N
    • Hoskyns, R F
  • Publication Date: 1977-10

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  • Accession Number: 00177237
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Pt 3
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM