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Haiti - Technology : Civil Protection increases its satellite communication capacities
24/08/2022 10:12:24

Haiti - Technology : Civil Protection increases its satellite communication capacities
5 months after the workshop on lessons learned from the management of the earthquake of August 14, 2021 in the Great South https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-34479-haiti-flash-earthquake-of-magnitude-72 -dans-les-nippes-maj-10am.html the Directorate of Civil Protection (DPC) has received from SpaceX, 20 Starlink modems which it will test during a 4-month pilot phase in order to increase its communication capacities by satellite in times of emergency.

"The Starlink modems received from SpaceX are being deployed at the various DPC sites in the departments across the country to facilitate the reporting of information [by satellite] for better coordination during a disaster and the management of of victims."

Jerry Chandler, the Director General of the DPC), salutes the technical support of SpaceX https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-37302-haiti-technology-pilot-tests-of-internet-by-satellite-in-haiti.html in the improvement of the use of Internet by satellite within the framework of risk management.

Let's recall that Starlink is a broadband satellite service company for Internet access, owned by billionaire Elon Musk.

Starlink which includes a constellation of 4,408 small satellites in low earth orbit with reduced latency, this number should be increased to 12,000 satellites around 2025 and at the end of the project to 42,000 (global coverage)

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