Satellite truck

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Satellite truck is a mobile satellite Earth station typically mounted on a truck chassis as a platform allowing satellite transmission from any location that the vehicle can reach provided a line of site (direct view) to the desired satellite is available.
Satellite truck is a mobile satellite Earth station typically mounted on a truck chassis as a platform allowing satellite transmission from any location that the vehicle can reach provided a line of site (direct view) to the desired satellite is available.

Satellite truck is a mobile satellite Earth station typically mounted on a truck chassis as a platform allowing satellite transmission from any location that the vehicle can reach provided a line of site (direct view) to the desired satellite is available.

Typically a satellite truck will have its own on board power source such as an electrical generator or inverter (electrical) to create the alternating current to power all the transmission systems which makes it a true independent mobile satellite transmission entity.

Often such trucks also have various degrees of video production and editing gear. This gear allows these trucks to act as mobile news gathering facilities or can even be outfitted to do an entire television show with multiple switched cameras, graphics, and tape playback.

Most satellite trucks have been built on a light or mid-duty truck chassis with 6 wheels; the real axle has 4 tires.

All the equipment is mounted into the truck in racks that are fabricated into the box. Satellite trucks are generally referred to as 'fixed load' vehicles, meaning that the equipment compliment generally does not change and the weight of the truck (other than fuel) ordinarily does not fluctuate.

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