The Blockstream Satellite network broadcasts the Bitcoin blockchain around the world 24/7 for free, protecting against network interruptions and providing anyone in the world with the opportunity to use Bitcoin.

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Why Satellite?

Why Satellite?

Internet Not Required
Blockstream Satellite broadcasts the Bitcoin blockchain to the entire planet via satellite, reducing Bitcoin’s dependency on internet access. Everyone in the world now has an opportunity to use Bitcoin.
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Massive Cost Savings
By eliminating cost barriers, people can now receive blocks at no cost, which allows more people to utilize Bitcoin and participate in the Bitcoin network.
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Network Stability
Blockstream Satellite provides an alternative method for receiving the Bitcoin blockchain that is not affected by connection failure. This protects users against network interruptions and prevents any full node from becoming isolated or partitioned.
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Satellite Network Coverage

Network Coverage

Aim Antenna

This tool will calculate the direction you will need to aim your antenna based on your location.

Simply enter either your address or latitude and longitude coordinates, then select the satellite you would like to calculate aiming parameters.

If you do not know which satellite covers your area, look at the Network Status section.

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How It Works

How It Works

Blockstream Satellite ground stations, known as "teleports," participate in the Bitcoin network and transmit blocks to geosynchronous satellites.
Geosynchronous satellites, orbiting at an altitude of 35,786 km (22,236 mi), receive the signal from the Blockstream Satellite teleports and broadcast it across a wide portion of the Earth.
Anyone in the coverage area with a small satellite antenna and an inexpensive USB receiver can receive these blocks and ensure that their node is always in sync.
Additionally, each Blockstream Satellite teleport also receive blocks from our other teleports around the world to ensure the teleports themselves do not become partitioned.
The entire Blockstream Satellite network forms a ring around the planet to ensure that the Bitcoin network has full redundacy.
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Connect to the Network

Connect to the Network