From Imagination to Innovation
Introducing TerreStar's integrated satellite-terrestrial network.
TerreStar-1, constructed by Space Systems/Loral is the world's largest and most powerful commercial satellite. The satellite holds the Guinness World Record for 'World's Heaviest Satellite'. It is a geosynchronous satellite covering North America and supports the delivery of advanced all IP-based mobile data and voice services. TerreStar's revolutionary spot beam technology, coupled with Ground Based Beam Forming (GBBF), allows TerreStar to allocate power and spectrum to situation-specific incidents ensuring capacity when and where it is needed.
· Orbital slot at 111 degrees West
· 18 meter 2GHz S Band reflector
· Approximately 5 stories tall and weighs 15,220 pounds
· Provides coverage for the Continental United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Hawaii and Alaska
A key advantage in the design of TerreStar-1 is the power and sensitivity of the antenna which allows satellite service to be added to mainstream cell phones with little or no penalty in size and weight. As proven by the TerreStar GENUS, your everyday phone can also be your satellite phone.