THE VIRTUAL SPACE:
A NEW SPACE FOR BROADBAND
Virtual Geo's patented architecture permits the creation of two "virtually geo-synchronous" arcs, over the Northern and Southern hemispheres each separated by at least 40º from the equator – away from the equatorial arc where geosynchronous satellites are located. Because of this angular separation, satellites in the virtual geo-synchronous arcs offer no interference to those in the geo-synchronous arc.
The result is the re-opening of massive amounts of global satellite communications capacity in the parts of the radio spectrum best adapted to broadband, high-speed communications, interactive and direct multicast audio and television.
In addition to freeing-up spectrum, a very scarce resource worldwide, Virtual Geo’s technology delivers very advantageous look angles over the most attractive markets in the northern and southern hemispheres thus assuring quality reception for all broadband applications such as high-speed Internet, streaming Video-On-Demand and the emerging military uses, as well as the unique Global Single Hop™ capability.
Another unique feature born of Virtual Geo’s specific orbital characteristics is the ability to define a single slow track per active arc (as opposed to a different track for each satellite pass like most NGSOs) resulting in a hybrid antenna design based on single axis technology, thereby avoiding dual axis complexity and significantly reducing costs.