ACeS is an Asia-specific satellite
telecommunicationscompany that operates 2 satellites Garuda 1 launched on February 12, 2000 and Garuda 2 which is a ground spare. Share holders are: PT. Pasifik Satelit Nusantara (PSN) of Indonesia, Lockheed Martin Global Telecommunication (LMGT) of USA, Jasmine International Overseas Ltd of Thailand and Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) formed a joint venture for this satellite project. National Service Providers are: PT. Pasifik Satelit Nusantara in Indonesia, ACeS Regional Services in Thailand and Smart ACeS in the Philippines, TMTouch/Celcom in Malaysia, AVCO in Nepal and Mobitel in Sri Lanka.
ACeS has been assigned the virtual country code +88220, an international networks code rather than a GMSS code as the system does not operate globally. The company currently supplies one handset, the ACeS R190 which is claims is the world's smallest satellite phone [ [http://www.acesinternational.com/corporate/index.php?fuseaction=Product.term-mobile ACeS - ASIA Cellular Satellite ] ] . This a dual mode GSM phone that does not support sending
SMSin satellite mode
2006ACeS entered into a collaboration agreement with Inmarsat[ [http://www.cbronline.com/article_feature.asp?guid=3C620A49-5F94-4706-B49D-81BA40D4DA0D Inmarsat enters handheld satphone market with ACeS deal - Computer Business Review ] ] .
Garuda 1 satellite
The Garuda 1 satellite was launched on
February 12, 2000. The launch from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, was conducted by International Launch Services, using a Proton rocketwith a Block 1 DM upper stage. [cite web | url = http://www.acesinternational.com/corporate/index.php?fuseaction=System.satellite | title = ACeS - Satellite | publisher = ACeS]
* [http://www.acesinternational.com Main web site]
* [http://www.satnews.com/free/satdata.html List of Communications Satellites]
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