The frontier in the Canadian North is moving further and further north every year. Oil and gas 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 36 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 oil and gas companies with a cost-effective, reliable solution for
two-way messaging and global positioning systems.