Satellite Technology in Schools

Satellite Technology in Schools

Annalene Cosemans (Audiovisual Technologies, Informatics and Telecommunications, Belgium)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-949-6.ch112
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Abstract

SchoolSat1 was an initiative to utilise advances in satellite technology to improve access to the Internet for Irish schools. It was partially funded by the European Space Agency under the ARTES 3 Multimedia Programme and ran from December 2001 until January 2003.The purpose of SchoolSat was to set up, manage and evaluate a pre-operational, satellite-based service for compulsory schools in Ireland. It had as a clear objective and expected outcome: the establishment of a business and deployment plan for a fully operational and sustainable service for the Irish compulsory school sector based on a strategic mix of uni-cast and multi-cast services.

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