Thursday, August 11, 2005

Heaviest telecom satellite ever launched

Today, an Ariane 5 pushed a 6.5 tons heavy communications satellite into space. The heaviest telecommunications satellite ever into geostationary orbit. The satellite was launched from the European Space Agency spaceport in French Guiana.The big bug is called THAICOM 4 and has 87 Ku-band transponders and 10 Ka-band transponders for broadband communications applications. Thai Shin Satellite Plc will offer internet access services for Asia, Australia and New Zealand. To keep your surfing skills up tempo, he has a capacity of 45 Gbps, a substantial little bit faster as the cable modem in your cellar.

1 comment:

College Boy said...

Satellite internet seems expensive, but it is the only way that some remote areas can be reached. SE Asia has a lot of remote villages.

-Mike