The marine satellite communication business has many earmarks suggesting it is set to expand rapidly, with a recent run of corporate consolidations and a seemingly endless offering of new products and services designed to emulate the speed and reliability of landbased services at sea.
COMSAT General Corporation recently announced an agreement with Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO) for the installation of a terminal to operate with the MARISAT satellite system on the S/S Arco Prudhoe Bay, a 70,000-ton, 525,000-barrel tanker commissioned at Bethlehem Shipyard in Baltimore,
A new nickel-hydrogen battery technology that will double the operational life of new low earth orbit (LEO) satellite systems has been developed by Comsat Laboratories, a unit of Washington, D.C.-based Comsat Corp., and licensed to Eagle- Picher Industries, Inc.
N.A. Philips Communications Systems has announced an advance micropressor-controlled error correcting system that links shipboard teleprinters to the worldwide Telex network. The new unit, called STB-750, installs between the vessel's high frequency radio and the teleprinter.
Schlumberger introduced DeepSTIM — an advanced stimulation vessel. Launched last month for operation in the Gulf of Mexico, the vessel measures 260 x 56 ft. with its large capacity providing reliability in unfavorable weather conditions — allowing it to remain at sea for extended periods.
Perry Oceanographies, Inc., P.O. Box 10297, Riviera Beach, Fla. 33404, under contract to Seaforth Maritime Limited, Aberdeen, Scotland, has started the design and construction of a new concept in undersea observation, maintenance, and repair vehicle.
ViaSat has raised the delivery of Phase two of its contract with Star Cruises, attaining an order worth more than $500,000 for additional installation on the line's latest vessel — Superstar Taurus — that was set to be in Japan during March. The