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This article describes briefly how Agrosmart satellite communication works.

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Written by Fabio Mangia
Updated over a week ago

In a satellite communication, the messages are sent from the module to a satellite which is orbiting the globe. Once the satellite receives the message it transmit it back to a reception station on the ground that will process the data and transmit it to Agrosmart.

In the case of Agrosmart device, the sensors send the collected data to the Agrosmart satellite module. The module sends the message to a satellite and it relays the data to receiving stations on the ground. These stations forward the readings to Agrosmart, which makes them available on the platform.

To work properly it is necessary that a satellite is visible once Agrosmart device sends the data. This can be resolved in two ways, having a geostationary satellite or using a combination of several satellites orbiting the earth in a manner that there is always a visible satellite orbiting a specific location.


  • The satellite device does not require a internet connection to work. Which is normally a challenge on non urban areas.

  • The satellite device works properly even installed on the crops.

  • The satellite device does not require that a infrastructure is deployed on the farm to allow proper communication. This allow the modules to be quickly relocated and speed up installation.

What may disrupt the communication?

  • Metal, concrete, stone, asphalt and bricks may block the signal completely. So if any obstacle like these ones are blocking the viewing angle from the device to the satellite, the communication may fail. We therefore recommend that you keep your equipment with satellite communication technology away from buildings and outdoors. This is normally a requirement for installing sensors and weather stations.

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