Inmarsat Launches Velaris: Enabling the Full Potential of Uavs to Be Unlocked

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By Harriet Sumnall | 4Q 2021 | IN-6300

 

Inmarsat Launches Velaris

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UK based Inmarsat, a traditional satellite network provider, has launched the first ever global connectivity solutions for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). Velaris, the solution, is powered by Inmarsat’s ELERA satellite network which enables commercial UAVs to fly beyond the visual sight whilst offering operator access to key applications such as air traffic monitoring in real time, so that the safety of all commercial airspace users is ensured.

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The ELERA networks is an opening for a variety of different routes for the use for UAVs, such as ocean monitoring, greener energy, and autonomous transport. Autonomous rail is a game changing method of moving both people and material across large distances without the use of a driver to control the train. ELERA will be able power the systems that will control the vehicles, which will be in charge of ensuring that cargo and people arrive in their destination.

Previously, UAVs had to be visible to their controllers to ensure that they could be monitored a…

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