Scientists in the Arctic get high speed internet for the first time via satellites

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Life for researchers in the Arctic has gotten a little bit more convenient with the recent arrival of high-speed internet connections, a first for the region.

The connections comes from tech startup Kepler, which operates two specially designed satellites in the region that deliver connections that are more than a hundred times faster than previously available.

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Kepler announced it had delivered verified speeds of 120 Mbps uplink and 38 Mbps downlink to the German research vessel Polarstern.

Polarstern is home to the expedition MOSAiC, a year-long project to gather data about the effects of global warming on the Arctic.

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The expedition is staffed by hundreds of researchers from 19 countries.

The internet access is delivered via two low-Earth orbit satellites that are in orbit around the Arctic and provide constant coverage and provide speeds that are more than a hundred times faster than what would otherwise be available.


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