- Mobile Satellite Ventures
Mobile Satellite Ventures (MSV) is a
Reston, VAcompany that develops telecommunicationssystems that integrate satelliteand terrestrial radiocommunication technologies into one system.
Motient Corporation was founded in 1988 as American Mobile Satellite Corporation. Its acquisition of
ARDISwas completed on March 31, 1998. In April 2000, the company changed its name to Motient, with its stock traded on the NASDAQNational Market under the symbol "MTNT".
AMSC initially provided
GEObased satelliteservices based on its MSAT satellite.
* Elements of MSV were previously known as
* Motient was one of the founders of
XM Satellite Radio.
MSV satellite telephony
Most of current products and services are aimed at emergency services, law enforcement, and companies that specialize in transportation. However, MSV and Boeing are developing a satellite telephony network for consumers.
The use of Boeing's GeoMobile platform will allow for coverage of the entire United States with a single satellite. This new approach to satellite telephony has already been validated with the
Thurayanetwork. MSV's satellite will use an even bigger antenna than the Thuraya spacecraft (over 20 meters in diameter, it will be the largest reflector dish ever used in space)Fact|date=April 2008, allowing it to communicate with phones no larger than modern cell phones. This is now possible since the FCCallowed satellite operators to create terrestrial cellular networks using spectrum previously restricted to satellite use. [ [http://online.wsj.com/article/SB113945404340369175-email.html Free Preview - WSJ.com ] ] [ [http://www.space.com/spacenews/archive04/msvarch_112204.html MSV Moving Ahead With Second-Generation System Plans ] ] [ [http://onthecommons.org/content.php?id=777 OnTheCommons.org | The Looting Continues ] ]
This means that phones can be compatible with both the upcoming MSV satphone network and local cellular networks, allowing a user to communicate over the regular cellular network, and only rely on the satellites in areas outside the range of cell towers. MSV has earned [http://www.satellitetoday.com/enterprise/headlines/22120.html patents] around this set-up. It will be useful in sparsely populated areas where the construction of cell towers is not cost-effective, as well as to emergency-response services which must remain operational even when the local cellular network is out of service.
The MSV-1 satellite, based on the
Boeing 702Geo-Mobile bus, is scheduled for in-orbit deliveryduring 2009. MSV-2 is scheduled for in-orbit delivery during 2010.cite web |url=http://www.boeing.com/defense-space/space/bss/launch/launch_sched.html |title=Boeing Satellite Launch Schedule |publisher=Boeing |date=2008-03-21]
XM Satellite Radio
* Land Mobile Radio Service
* MSV satellite telephony - press releases; [http://www.msvlp.com/media/press-releases-view.cfm?id=84&yr=2006 MSV] , [http://www.boeing.com/defense-space/space/bss/news/2006/q1/060111d_nr.html Boeing]
* [http://www.boeing.com/defense-space/space/bss/factsheets/geomobile/msv/msv_factsheet.pdf MSV satellite telephony - fact sheet]
* MSV satellite telephony - video ( [http://www.msvlp.com/video/MSV-Boeing.mov MOV] , [http://www.msvlp.com/video/MSV-Boeing.wmv WMV] )
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