follows you anywhere
you want to go...
no matter how remote
Most of this information is completly
outdated , so pls go directly to the fantastic WorldSpace website for detailed information ,,,,
With the WorldSpace Digital Satellite Audio System, you can access an unprecedented variety of programs on news, sports, education, drama, chat and music in various forms: pop, urban, rhythm and blues, classical, country, jazz, dance music, oldies, etc. In near-CD quality stereo. In short, you can travel around the world, direct and uninhibited. 24 hours nonstop, seven days a week...
Your visa is any of these digital portable receivers manufactured by the world leaders in electronics: Hitachi, JVC, Panasonic and Sanyo. First-of-its-kind PC compatible data and multimedia services.
A fascinating technology
Upon completion, the WorldSpace network will consist of three geostationary satellites. AfriStar and AsiaStar were successfully launched in October, 1998 and March, 2000, respectively, and are in orbit now. AmeriStar is scheduled for launch in 2001. WorldSpace satellites are "geostationary", orbiting over the globe in fixed positions more than 35,000 kilometers above the equator. Using powerful spot beams, each of which can support more than 50 services per beam, the satellites transmit to three overlapping coverage areas approximately 14 million square kilometers each. Back on the ground, each satellite is supported by three major components: the Regional Operations Center (ROC); Telemetry, Command and Ranging (TCR) Stations; and Communications System Monitoring (CSM) Stations. Each component plays a major role in ensuring the best possible digital signal is received throughout the WorldSpace System. 24-hour monitoring by our dedicated team of professionals further ensures uninterrupted signal quality.