Wi-Fi Fridays: The Technology Behind Satellite Internet

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Hi everyone!

There's a new blog up on our website by Alex, detailing the technology that goes into satellite internet. If you were ever curious about how things like spot beams or our TRIA work, this might be an interesting read for you. 

Check it out here!
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Posted 2 months ago

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Link is not a link !

Is THIS it?
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Lizzie, Viasat Official Rep

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Yes!  I don't know what happened in my original post. The link has been updated. Thanks for letting me know! 
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The thing I still can't come to terms with is the transmit portion. Hard to believe our little dishes are mini ground stations that can send signals to space. When the tech first came out with receivre only I never expected that!
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It is amazing. There is a tiny dish on my roof pointed at an object 22,000 miles up in space, about the size of a car. And it works. And it does this with very little power as well. I'm guessing this modem doesn't use more than 50 watts.
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The one-way systems did have lower latency. Of course, back then you didn't need fast upload since you were not doing tasks like video conferencing.