March 01, 2014

Globalstar feeder-link earth station - Smiths Falls

   Globalstar provides satellite based communication to phones and devices through a constellation of 48 sattelites in a low earth orbit, and 24 ground stations (that they call feeder-link earth stations).  You know SPOT?  Signals from SPOT are transmitted using the Globalstar constellation.

You can find this earth station at 44.91638, -76.01671; at the moment the Google Satellite imagery and Bing imagery is pretty bad, so I used Here Maps for an areal shot below.  

There is a second Canadian feeder-link station in High River, Alberta; but I haven't visited yet.

Globalstar Feeder-link Earth Station - Smiths Falls

Globalstar Feeder-link Earth Station - Smiths Falls
Credit: Here Maps

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