Category Archive : Satellite Phone

army: Army rescues 205 people stranded in Himachal Pradesh | Shimla News

MANALI: Army’s Dogra Scouts rescued 205 people, mostly tourists, who were stranded along the Kinnaur-Kaza highway on Monday evening following snowfall, given shelter and even meals. Arrangements were made for night stay of 205 people in Army camps and all of them were given meals.
Col Nitin Mittal of Dogra Scouts said, “A total of 205 people staying in the camps were also given meal and medical facilities. Many were able to talk to their family members through satellite phone.” Passengers of more than 50 light vehicles and a bus were stranded after snow blocked the highway to Spiti valley. Also, given the safety of the people, vehicles were not allowed to move beyond Sumdo check post.
Border Roads Organisation (BRO) is clearing snow from Sumdo to Kaza. Although the road was open, it was still dangerous to drive due to slippery conditions. The Spiti administration has asked tourists not to come towards Kaza.
Kaza SDM Mahendra Pratap Singh said the Kaza-Sumdo road had been blocked at multiple points over the night, leading to stalled traffic. “Some tourists were taking the risk of coming towards Kaza and have been asked to stay at their present location until driving conditions become safe. I along with DSP and naib tehsildar met the stranded people at Sumdo. Those who wanted to go towards Kinnaur have been sent immediately after Malling top has opened for traffic,” he said.
A large number of tourists are still attempting to reach higher regions despite warning and trying to go to Spiti from both Shimla and Manali route. Many tourists managed to go beyond Gulaba and wanted to go till Rohtang on Tuesday. The administrations in different locations are requesting tourists not to take risk for few days.


Climbers toast to remember epic climb

It was September 2001, three days after 9/11.

Airports in North America were shut down – Toronto and Vancouver among them. Hundreds of planes sat silent, waiting for the okay to take the hordes of stranded world travellers back home.

We were booked to fly to Africa and climb Kilimanjaro. Eight type-A lads (three from Tsawwassen) who didn’t like hearing ‘No’.

We’d bought our tickets. We were raising money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Canada, and we’d been training hard. Nothing was going to stop us from getting on our flights, not even Bin Laden.

We left on the first flight to Europe. We flew non-stop to Amsterdam then Moshi, Tanzania, the bustling town at the foot of Kilimanjaro. Two of our group from Toronto arrived in Tanzania without their luggage. No clothes, no gear, and no very important satellite phone for me to do radio interviews with CBC on the way up. Luckily, I had a miracle contact. My seat mate on the flight down eastern Africa was the CFO of the Tanzanian Telephone Corporation. I phoned him in Dodoma, the capital, and he set the company looking for the one satellite phone they had in the bush. They delivered it to us, battery charged, the morning our climb began.

It was a magical trek all the way up the Machame route, six days led by our ever-smiling guide Erik who gave each of us our own Swahili name.

We filtered water together, ate together, slept together, and played cards with frozen, sticky fingers late into the night, usually 9 p.m.! The food was excellent. The only thing we weren’t wild about was the green soup. Hot water and what?

Mt. Kilimanjaro is the highest free-standing mountain in the world at 19,341 feet above sea level. It’s really a volcano with three cones, but is very dormant. We didn’t worry about lava rolling into our two-man tents.

Scientists say the age of the glaciers on Kili’s northern ice field is about 11,700 years old. But the glaciers are disappearing quickly. Eighty percent of…


Global Satellite Phone Market In-Depth Analysis including key players Inmarsat, Iridium, Thuraya, Globalstar, TerreStar, etc. – Puck77

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Iridium: Q3 Earnings Snapshot | State and Regional News

MCLEAN, Va. (AP) — Iridium Communications Inc. (IRDM) on Tuesday reported a loss of $2.1 million in its third quarter.

On a per-share basis, the McLean, Virginia-based company said it had a loss of 2 cents.

The results met Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for a loss of 2 cents per share.

The satellite phone company posted revenue of $162.2 million in the period, which topped Street forecasts. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $155.4 million.

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Foreign policy and muscle cars: Joe Biden and Colin Powell’s decades-long friendship

By Kevin Liptak, CNN

Joe Biden was waiting on a desolate, darkened Afghan tarmac in 2002 when bad news arrived from Washington: He and his entourage were being blocked by the Pentagon from taking a spare seat on a departing military cargo plane.

Standing in the cold, the hulking planes rumbling in the background, Biden knew who to call.

“Mr. Secretary,” he told Colin Powell over a satellite phone, “they said you kicked me off this plane.”

Powell had not, in fact, kicked Biden or anyone off the plane. Then serving as President George W. Bush’s secretary of state, Powell had an idea who might have.

“Rumsfeld!” he declared, uttering the name of President George W. Bush’s first defense secretary. “Goddammit!”

After a fiery call to US Central Command, Powell had secured seats for Biden and his team to leave.

The scene from Bagram Air Base, which Biden recounted in his memoir “Promises To Keep,” came months after the American invasion of Afghanistan. Then serving as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Biden was on a fact-finding mission for a conflict he’d begun to question.

Powell, who died Monday at 84, had already found himself enmeshed in a foreign policy battle with fellow Cabinet members for Bush’s ear. The disputes would intensify over the coming years as colleagues like Vice President Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld agitated for invading Iraq — a decision Powell later said he had reservations about, even as he made the case for it in public.

Biden often found himself on Powell’s side. Stalking the hallways of power together for decades, the two men represented an era of bipartisan policy agreement that now seems antiquated and even, in the case of the Iraq War, ill-advised. In his final year, Powell seemed as horrified as Biden at the state of the Republican Party, which he said had allowed conditions to foment that led to the violence of the January 6 insurrection at the US…


Mark Harmon Says Goodbye To ‘NCIS’ After Almost 20 Years

There are not many actors that stay with a show as long as Mark Harmon stayed with NCIS.

The 70-year-old veteran actor was a part of the CBS show for more than 18 seasons, and 20 years and perfectly executed the character of Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs.

The fourth episode of season 19, which aired on October 11th, marked Harmon’s last appearance on the show. In this episode, Harmon (the character played by Harmon) chose to stay in Alaska after he and another special agent solved a murder case.

For many fans of Harmon, his character, Gibbs and the show, this episode was a bittersweet moment. If you missed it, here is a look at Harmon’s last appearance on NCIS.

An Overview Of Season 19 Ep 4 Of NCIS

The episode titled “Great Wide Open” began with FBI Agent Alden Parker and some other agents on a search for Harmon.

The group met an agent who works with Harmon, Agent Parker (played by Gary Cole) and showed him their warrant, demanding for Harmon. Parker then went to his’ house and, upon realizing he wasn’t there, called Special Agent Timothy McGee (played by Sean Murray), who claimed not to know Harmon’s whereabouts.

When Harmon appeared, it is revealed that Parker didn’t know that Gibbs and McGee had gone to Alaska, having followed a lead by serial killer Paul Lemere to check out Natok bay. The two went to find out who hired Lemere and to conclude the murder case of mysterious killings.

At this point, the first hint that Harmon would not be returning was the scene where he and NCIS Director Vance had a meeting at a diner, where Vance gave him a satellite phone, and Gibbs dumped his work phone into a coffee cup, having thanked Vance for all his help.

Mark Harmon Had A Heart-To-Heart With Ducky & Torres

Another touching scene was where Ducky (played by David McCallum) stopped by Gibbs’ home and expressed his concern about him. He explained to Harmon that with everything Harmon faced over the last few months, such as his blown up boat,…


Breaking: Kangchenjunga Summits » Explorersweb

Gelje Sherpa and other members of his team have reached the 8,586m summit of Kangchenjunga at 1 pm local time.

Seven Summit Treks’ CEO Chhang Dawa Sherpa, who is in touch with Gelje by satellite phone, reported the news. He did not give the names of the other summiters.

Gelje Sherpa on Manaslu last month. Photo: Gelje Sherpa

Kangchenjunga is Gelje Sherpa’s 12th 8,000m peak. It’s an important landmark on his path to becoming the youngest 14×8,000’er summiter.

However, he has not yet reached the main summit of Manaslu. Given the current debate, it is unclear whether he will try or rely on The Himalayan Database’s decision to accept foresummits until 2022. Ironically, part of the team that he worked with on Manaslu last month did reach the highest point, but Gelje stopped at a foresummit.

On Kangchenjunga, Gelje Sherpa was leading Tseng Ko-Erg of Taiwan, who was going after her fifth 8,000’er. It is not yet confirmed whether she succeeded.

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Angela Benavides

Angela Benavides

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Summit Push Begins From Camp 4 » Explorersweb

The summit push on Kangchenjunga is about to begin, according to Tseng Ko-erg of Taiwan. On a satellite phone call, she confirmed that she was at Camp 4 at 7550m and was about to leave for the summit.

Tseng, the lone client on Kangchenjunga, summited Dhaulagiri a month ago. If successful, Kangchenjunga would be her 5th 8000m peak. She is climbing with a Sherpa team led by Gelje Sherpa, himself on his 10th 8,000’er.

On Monday, Gelje reported from Camp 1. “The snow conditions are very hard to work with,” he said. “Deep snow needs extra effort but we are keeping strong and hoping for the best.”

Camp 1 on Kangchenjunga. Photo: Gelje Sherpa

About the Author

Angela Benavides

Angela Benavides

Senior journalist, published author and communication consultant. Specialized on high-altitude mountaineering, with an interest for everything around the mountains: from economics to geopolitics. After five years exploring distant professional ranges, I returned to ExWeb BC in 2018. Feeling right at home since then!


Keep an Eye on The Hottest Tech Stocks of October 14

by Sumana Bhattacharya

October 14, 2021

With their distinctive AI-based goods and services for the benefit of society, tech businesses are prospering in the tech-driven market. In recent years, several tech stocks have attracted the curiosity of investors all around the world. Before putting their money and effort into a business, investors should seek the best tech stocks to buy.

According to Yahoo Finance, Analytics Insight ranks the top five tech stocks.


Globalstar Inc.:

Current price: US$ 1.6400

Market cap: US$2.941 billion

Globalstar, Inc. is a satellite communications business based in the United States that runs a low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite network for satellite phone and low-speed data communications, comparable to the Iridium satellite constellation and the Orbcomm satellite systems. The second-generation Globalstar constellation consists of 24 LEO (low Earth orbiting) satellites.


Apple Inc.:

Current price: US$140.91

Market cap: US$2.329 trillion

Apple Inc. is a global technology corporation based in the United States that specializes in consumer devices, software, and online services. Apple is the world’s largest technology business by sales (US$274.5 billion in 2020) and the world’s most valuable corporation since January 2021. Apple is the fourth-largest PC vendor by unit sales and the fourth-largest smartphone maker in the world as of 2021. Along with Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Facebook, it is one of the Big Five American information technology corporations.


AT&T Inc.

Current price: US$25.30

Market cap: US$180.642 billion

AT&T Inc. is a Delaware-registered American multinational conglomerate holding corporation with its headquarters in Downtown Dallas, Texas. It is the largest telecommunications business in the world and the top supplier of mobile phone services in the United States.


New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc.:

Current price: US$ 2.3400

Market cap: US$3.971 billion

New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc., or…


Should you invest in GSAT as shares rise ahead of Apple’s second hardware event?

On Wednesday, Globalstar Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:GSAT) shares rallied more than 5% amid speculative chatter about whether Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will announce a satellite phone service feature in its upcoming second hardware event.

GSAT shares spiked sharply before Apple’s first hardware event last month amid speculation the iPhone maker would announce a satellite phone. However, after failing to mention satellite services during the event, the Louisiana-based company’s shares plummeted to erase the gains.

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GSAT shares are up 388% this year and more than 410% over the last 12 months. 

Should you bet on GSAT?

From an investment perspective, GSAT shares have gained significantly this year because of the company’s partnership with Apple. Some investors still expect Apple to announce a satellite phone feature despite a low-key iPhone 13 event last month.

In addition, Apple only hinted that satellite capability may not be available in any more than an emergency-response capacity, thereby limiting the number of satellite supported devices.

Therefore, even if the company eventually rolls out the satellite iPhone services, it may not boost GSAT’s top line significantly. Therefore, with shares trading at a steep P/S ratio of 23.94, it may be best to monitor the developments before buying.

Source – TradingView

Technically, GSAT shares seem to have spiked after finding support off the 100-day moving average. However, the stock is still far from reaching the overbought conditions of the 14-day RSI.

Therefore, investors could still target extended short-term gains at about $1.86, or higher at $2.11. On the other hand, if the stock pulls back amid fears Apple may fail to announce a satellite service, it could find support at $1.46, or lower at $1.19.

Time to take some GSAT profits?

In summary, although GSAT…


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