2 comments on “Inmarsat: Satellites are important to aeronautical, maritime communications

  1. AFAIK, the Ka-band used for Global Xpress is also susceptible to rain-fade, indeed more so than Ku- due to its higher frequency. As McLaughlin points out the L-band failover is much less vulnerable to the effects of precipitation.

  2. Pingback: Inmarsat: Director Explains Importance Of Their Constellation | Satphonecity - Satellite Phone Articles

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