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Rescue at the Push of a Satellite Button: An SSPI Perspective for SatMagazine

Rescue at the Push of a Satellite Button: An SSPI Perspective for SatMagazine

6/1/2017

Joe Hiscock and his son look forward each year to hunting on the south coast of Newfoundland, Canada Their cabin is 35 miles from the nearest road and accessible only by private helicopter or snowmobile. One September, they were dropped off at the cabin, where they planned to spend the week. Instead, Joe began suffering abdominal pains that worsened as day turned into night.  Finally, he pulled out a gadget he carried called SPOT and pushed a button on the unit labeled “S.O.S.” Read More >
A Motorcyclist’s Guide to the Galaxy: Dealing with Murphy, Part 1

A Motorcyclist’s Guide to the Galaxy: Dealing with Murphy, Part 1

3/13/2017

It was a warm spring day when Mr. Roland Howard Goff, of southern Georgia, started up his Honda VTX 1300. He couldn’t have imagined the chain of events that would result in him spending the next eight days lying trapped in a ditch under the heavy bike, fighting for his life with one leg crushed, drinking rain water off the ground to survive. Mr. Goff had no cell phone and lived by himself, but luckily a friend noticed that for several days there was an uncharacteristic amount of social media inactivity. Read More >