OUTLINE OF A FORWARD-LOOKING MARITIME MOBILE SATELLITE SYSTEM

The development of the European Maritime Orbital Test Satellite (MAROTS) is reported in order to meet the growing need for more rapid and reliable communications of improved quality between land-based stations and ships at sea. The characteristics of a forward-looking operational maritime mobile-satellite system which would be suitable for the provision of an international world-wide service in the 1980's were also investigated. The system was configured around the MAROTS satellite. An outline of the system is presented.

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  • Pagination: p. 6-10

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  • Accession Number: 00193642
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: IEE 160 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 25 1979 12:00AM