UPDATE: ORBCOMM Announces Launch Window for Second OG2 Mission
October 16, 2015: ORBCOMM has announced that SpaceX plans to launch eleven OG2 satellites from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on the next launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket targeted to take place in the next six to eight weeks.
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ORBCOMM OG2 is the world's first and only commercial satellite network 100% dedicated to M2M. The ORBCOMM network uses low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellites to provide reliable and cost-effective M2M communications to and from in the most remote areas of the world.
ORBCOMM satellites are constantly in motion around the Earth, providing inherent network redundancy and minimizing line-of-sight issues for continuous global coverage. Each satellite’s VHF frequency furthers signal propagation and message delivery is unaffected by bad weather. In addition, the optimized message size is ideal for M2M applications.
What’s New in OG2?
ORBCOMM is continuously updating its network to improve global coverage and enhance performance and reliability for our customers around the world. With the launch of 17 new, more capable next generation OG2 satellites ORBCOMM is taking its industry-leading satellite service to the next level.
Each OG2 satellite will offer up to six times the data access and up to twice the transmission rate of an existing OG1 satellite. Each OG2 satellite is the equivalent of six OG1 satellites, providing faster message delivery, larger message sizes and better coverage at higher latitudes, while significantly increasing network capacity.
Robust Ground Infrastructure
ORBCOMM's proven ground infrastructure enables worldwide M2M satellite messaging. Our 16 Gateway Earth Stations in 13 countries track and establish two-way satellite communications, while our Gateway Control Centers process the data and provide the interconnection to terrestrial communications networks. Our Network Control Center in Sterling, VA serves as the focal point for managing our satellite constellation and ensuring reliable message delivery.
ORBCOMM OG2 At-a-Glance
“We work with some of the largest commercial fleets in the world, and our customers require a solid and cost-effective communications platform to ensure their drivers and mobile assets are safe and productive. ORBCOMM’s ubiquitous global network enhances the data transmission infrastructure that supports inthinc’s telematics platform for managing fleet activities in real time.”
Kevin Mitchell, Vice President of Operations, inthinc, inc.
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