Do They Have Internet Connection on the Arctic Icebreaker?

Do They Have Internet Connection on the Arctic Icebreaker?

If you think that ice-breakers sailing in the cold Arctic have no Internet connection, you are wrong. We are going to go aboard one of them to see what means of communication they use.

Do They Have Internet Connection on the Arctic Icebreaker?

They do have an Internet connection on the icebreaker in the Arctic. Moreover, for the execution of combat tasks of the expedition they use space satellites.

Do They Have Internet Connection on the Arctic Icebreaker?

They also use sat-phones to call the mainland and ordinary telephones in the rooms to contact other crew members.

Do They Have Internet Connection on the Arctic Icebreaker?

They have four TV channels (satellite television).

Do They Have Internet Connection on the Arctic Icebreaker?

Radio transmits one radio station and messages for crew members.

Do They Have Internet Connection on the Arctic Icebreaker?

They have reliable satellite communication with the scientific and research center.

Do They Have Internet Connection on the Arctic Icebreaker?

Connection with the icebreaker is provided by a twenty-four-hour satellite channel whose capacity is 1,5 Mbit / s in the shore-ship direction and 512 Kbit / s in the ship-shore direction. Data transfer is unlimited. In fact it’s the largest ice research expedition in the northern seas since the Soviet time, but no expedition of the times gone could compare…

Do They Have Internet Connection on the Arctic Icebreaker?

At the office. Here they surf the Internet while the vessel is sailing.

Do They Have Internet Connection on the Arctic Icebreaker?

The crew of the icebreaker may use the satellite connection at their own account (almost a dollar per minute or ten dollars per megabyte).

Do They Have Internet Connection on the Arctic Icebreaker?

Captain’s assistant.

Do They Have Internet Connection on the Arctic Icebreaker?

Satellite communication terminal.

Do They Have Internet Connection on the Arctic Icebreaker?

Radio-receiving set.

Do They Have Internet Connection on the Arctic Icebreaker?

Radar and other means of communication on the vessel.

Do They Have Internet Connection on the Arctic Icebreaker?

Iridium.

Do They Have Internet Connection on the Arctic Icebreaker?

There is a satellite TV dish in that round protective housing.

Do They Have Internet Connection on the Arctic Icebreaker?

Satellite television server.

Do They Have Internet Connection on the Arctic Icebreaker?

Rather rare thing – a key for morse code operation.

Do They Have Internet Connection on the Arctic Icebreaker?

In general they do not feel isolated from the mainland. They feel like home.

via nikitskij

 

1 thought on “Do They Have Internet Connection on the Arctic Icebreaker?”

  1. its not too expensive?….i think they spend all the incomes on the internet…lol…but just 1 question…do they have a palm tree there?…:)

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