AST are proud to have once again supported the Long Way Round Team on their latest adventure, 'The Long Way Down'. From previous experience of working with the team, AST supplied 3 x BGAN Explorer 500 terminals and 5 x Thuraya handsets for communications and data transfer.
Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman travelled from John O'Groats, at the northern tip of the UK, to Cape Agulhas, the most southern point of South Africa, on two BMW motorbikes.
The latest series of the Long Way Down is available on DVD and features clips sent from the trip via Explorer 500 BGAN terminals.
AST supplied satellite communications, both from Thuraya and Inmarsat enabling the team to send video to their website, and keep communication channels active, even when they entered into Africa.
Long Way Down was produced and directed by Russ Malkin of Big Earth and David Alexanian of Elixir Films, who have witnessed and documented Ewan and Charley's previous adventures Long Way Round and Race to Dakar.
Visit Long Way Down website www.longwaydown.com