The frontier in the Canadian North is moving further and further north every year. Forestry companies are willing to make significant investments to explore
remote areas that previously did not make financial sense. The high cost of exploration is not the only challenge faced by oil and gas companies working in Northern Canada.
The Polar region makes two-way communication and global positioning systems for oil and gas companies nearly impossible. Most high-orbit satellites,
similar to those used by satellite phones, remain stationary over the equator in a geo-synchronous orbit. Their ability to reach around the curvature
of the earth to provide coverage in Northern regions is nearly non-existent. These high-orbit satellites also come with a price tag that is out of
this world. Satellite phones, when they have coverage, are very expensive due to the high bandwidth usage.
GEOTrac works with a low-earth-orbit satellite network consisting of more than 66 satellites that circumnavigate the earth every 100 minutes.
Traveling at more than 29,000 km/h on eight orbital planes, satellites are consistently passing 800 km above the Canadian North.
This exceptional coverage combined with low-cost bandwith provides forestry companies with a cost-effective, reliable solution for
two-way messaging and global positioning systems.