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Globalstar selects MDA and Rocket Lab for new satellites

2/24/2022

WASHINGTON — Globalstar has selected MDA Ltd. and Rocket Lab to supply a set of satellites to replenish its constellation, funded by a mystery customer.

Globalstar said Feb. 24 it awarded a contract valued at $327 million to MDA to build 17 satellites intended to extend the life of the company’s existing satellite constellation, which provides messaging and internet-of-things services. The contract includes an option for up to nine additional satellites at $11.4 million each.

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SPOT Gen4 Satellite GPS Messenger Review

2/7/2022

The SPOT Gen4 satellite device is a must have for all adventurous outdoors people who venture into the backcountry. Whether it be backpacking, hiking, snowmobiling, backcountry skiing, horseback riding, or anything else, this device is a crucial and reliable piece of equipment for anyone who is exploring and playing where cellular devices are unreliable. The SPOT Gen4 includes GPS tracking, the ability to contact friends and family, and emergency messaging (SOS) when necessary. Read More >

Spanish Regional Authorities Continue to Trust Globalstar and SPOT to Safeguard Fire Fighters

1/12/2022

NFOCA, the administrative authority for forest and wildfire management, a department of the Junta de Andalucía, has extended its agreement with specialist fire management technology provider Technosylva, whose solution for the authority is enabled by Globalstar’s satellite network and 550 SPOT satellite messengers. Andalusia’s INFOCA is one of the largest fire authorities in Europe with 5,000 response personnel to cover this expansive region in southern Spain. Read More >

Great Gift Alternatives for the Person Who Has Everything

12/1/2021

If you know someone who loves the great outdoors, they probably have everything they need, from a fitness tracker to a great hiking backpack, water bottle, and other relevant gear. But I bet one item they never thought of was a satellite GPS tracker. The new SPOT Gen4, which is $165 on sale (regularly $190), provides a critical, potentially life-saving line of communication once the person finds themselves in an area without cellular service. Read More >

Globalstar SPOT Devices Reach A 20K Sales Milestone By Reseller Global Telesat

11/28/2021

This 20,000 total represents aggregated sales of SPOT Gen4, SPOT X, SPOT Trace, and earlier generations of SPOT. Since the device family’s initial launch in 2007, SPOT has been enthusiastically embraced by adventure travelers and sportspeople, including enthusiasts of leisure marine, motorcycling, hiking, paragliding and other forms of free flight, among other high-octane and high-adrenaline activities. Read More >

UK Globalstar Reseller Global Telesat Communications Achieves 20,000 SPOT Sales Milestone

11/23/2021

Globalstar Europe Satellite Services Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Globalstar and the provider of satellite messaging and emergency notification technologies, announced that UK specialist wireless and satellite technology reseller, Global Telesat Communications (GTC), a subsidiary of Orbsat Corp. (NASDAQ: OSAT), has achieved the landmark milestone of 20,000 SPOT device sales, making GTC one of Europe’s most successful re-sellers of SPOT products. Read More >

The top fitness, camping and snowsport gifts for 2021

11/17/2021

SPOT X 2-Way Satellite Messenger: Keep them connected out of cell range with this two-way messenger that connects to a cellphone via Bluetooth or can be used as a standalone device. Read More >

University of Toronto Trash Team Chooses Globalstar SmartOne C Satellite Trackers to Reveal Pathways of Plastic Pollution in Lake Ontario

11/17/2021

Globalstar Canada Satellite Co. today announced that its commercial IoT satellite technology was chosen by the University of Toronto Trash Team for an innovative study of plastic pollution in Lake Ontario. The Globalstar SmartOne C Asset-Ready Satellite Trackers were procured by the Team in its Tagging Trash Project to understand sources of plastic litter and reveal the pathways and fate of plastics in Toronto Harbour.  Read More >

25 Outstanding Outdoor Gear Gift Ideas

11/11/2021

Getting off the grid is both an admirable goal and a potential nightmare. The Spot X Jeep Special Edition ensures that even when you're way out of cellular range, you can still quickly check in to let friends and family know that you're OK. Though this two-way messaging device has its own dedicated U.S. phone number, its main use is in bestowing satellite coverage to your everyday smartphone through a Bluetooth connection.  Read More >

Holiday Gift Guide 2021

11/8/2021

Any adventurous person should have a portable tracker while exploring to keep in touch with the real world. Spot Gen4's communicator monitors location, has message and email capabilities and can deliver emergency alerts.  Read More >