Satellite Data Telecommunication Handbook
This handbook is a guide to using satellite telecommunication systems and is provided as an attachment to the Guide to the WMO Information System (WMO-No. 1061). It is intended for scientists and managers who are considering using satellite communications to collect data from remote instrumentation located either on land or at sea. The handbook aims to provide an overview of the state of the market at the time of writing (April 2018) so that users can quickly identify which satellite services are appropriate for their needs. Since the market is evolving rapidly, an online version will be made available via the WMO website (https:// wiswiki .wmo .int/ Satcom -Guide) and kept up to date as new systems are introduced to the market and older ones are retired.