Very Small Aperture Terminal


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very small aperture terminal

[¦ver·ē ¦smȯl ¦ap·ə·chər ′tərm·ə·nəl]
(communications)
An antenna approximately 6 feet (1.8 meters) or less in diameter, that is used for both broadcast reception and interactive communications via geosynrchronous satellites. Abbreviated VSAT.

Very Small Aperture Terminal

(communications)
(VSAT) A kind of ground station used to contact a communications satellite such as INMARSAT.
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5million funding from the European Commission, with 1 million allocated to Heriot-Watt University to test and develop new, smaller mobile Very Small Aperture Terminals (mVSAT), which will provide higher data rates and improved quality of service to users on mobile platforms exploiting the next generation of satellite signals.

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