Maritime satellite communications antenna from Cobham to help with cleaning Pacific of plastic debris

CONCORD, Calif., 28 Aug. 2009. Leaders of the Project Kaisei effort to remove swirling concentrations of plastic trash in the Northern Pacific needed telephone and Internet satellite communications while working at sea. They found their solution from Cobham Satcom in Concord, Calif., and maritime satellite company Marlink S.A. in Brussels, Belgium.

Aug 28th, 2009

CONCORD, Calif., 28 Aug. 2009. Leaders of the Project Kaisei effort to remove swirling concentrations of plastic trash in the Northern Pacific needed telephone and Internet satellite communications while working at sea. They found their maritime communications solution from Cobham Satcom in Concord, Calif., and maritime satellite company Marlink S.A. in Brussels, Belgium.

Cobham is providing Project Kaisei with a 4006RZ satellite antenna to enable the Kaisei Team to access voice and internet through maritime satellite communications air time provided by Marlink. Project Kaisei is studying how to remove accumulated plastic trash in the North Pacific Gyre and recycle the debris into diesel fuel.

Cobham and Marlink are helping the project team to document their expedition via the Internet; interested parties can follow their journey as they collect findings. In addition to air time for coverage in the North Pacific region, Marlink has donated a satellite modem and VOIP adapter to the environmental project.

Project Kaisei, a mission of Ocean Voyages Institute, is trying to determine what to do with marine debris in north pacific gyre. This mission centers on sampling the marine debris, and testing how to collect and recycle it.

For more information contact Cobham Satcom online at www.cobham.com, Marlink at www.marlink.com, or Project Kaisei at www.projectkaisei.org.

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-- Posted by John Keller, jkeller@pennwell.com. www.milaero.com.

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