Operates 4 geostationary satellites, geostationary means that satellites rotates at same speed and dirrection as the Earth.
Satellites arecapable of transmittingVoice, Fax, telex and data.
Satellite communication should be considered cruising outside the MF range of a coast station. Considering the cost of satellite installation the INMARSAT C may be the most propriate installation for small craft but its only capable of sending text messages.