satellite phone

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satellite phone

A telephone that transmits and receives from satellites that provide coverage around the world. Iridium was the first satellite phone company. See Iridium and Globalstar.
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he worked with via a satphone, he organized the everyday risks he faced into three broad categories: fatigue, complacency and distraction.
I'm bobbing about in an uninhabited palmfringed atoll in the middle of the Indian Ocean, in the Chagos Archipelago, with no communications except for dodgy low-bandwidth email via our satphone and the phone itself, of course.
Krzysztof Wielicki said Wednesday that Artur Hajzer's climbing partner Marcin Kaczkan told him by satphone that he saw Hajzer fall and that Hajzer was dead, according to a report of the Associated Press.
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A couple of days later I nabbed him again on the satphone of his bio-fuelled Lear jet as he moseyed on back from the hoe-down.
Canadian company Star Navigation Systems Group Ltd has started the installation of its In-Flight Safety Monitoring System (ISMS), Flight Tracking and Satphone communications system on a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Airbus A310 aircraft for evaluation purposes.
Using our satphone, the TAC convinced the Adak airfield manager to keep the field open.
The VitalLink 1200 transmits realtime EKG, Spo2, NIBP and temperature via satphone, Internet and cellular to a medical center for diagnosis.
SATCOM antenna applications include Iridium Satphone antennas and INMARSAT antenna systems for in-flight passenger voice and data installations, airline, private aircraft, and military markets GPS antenna applications range from commercial GPS hand-held units to sophisticated GPS timing systems.
However, some experts believe the US military has technology that can pinpoint the location of a satphone user, which could make them vulnerable to attack.