The satellite communication project called IPSTAR was first developed in 1997 by Shin Satellite of Thailand. The project's aim was to deliver an inexpensive broadband satellite better suited to consumer markets. This project included a broadband satellite with more advanced ground system capabilities. The model for the IPSTAR ground system was first field deployed in the year 2000 using IPSTAR first generation services on conventional satellites. These first generation services are still available in various countries on Thaicom, INSAT, APSTAR and ST-1 satellites.
"IPSTAR and Education in Thailand,"
Online Journal of Space Communication: Vol. 6
, Article 5.
Available at: https://ohioopen.library.ohio.edu/spacejournal/vol6/iss12/5
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