Solinst SolSat 5 Satellite Telemetry System

SolSat 5 is an advanced telemetry system that leverages Iridium satellite technology to provide global connectivity for remote water monitoring projects.


  • Global connectivity with Iridium satellite technology
  • Compact and weatherproof housing for deployment in any environment
  • Reports barometrically compensated water level data
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SolSat 5 Satellite Telemetry is an advanced telemetry system that leverages Iridium satellite technology to provide global connectivity for remote water monitoring projects. The SolSat 5 is simple to set up with Solinst dataloggers using an integral, secure Wi-Fi App on your smartphone.

SolSat 5 combines intelligent electronics with built-in sensors, alarm capabilities, and storage for up to 100,000 readings, allowing efficient satellite transmissions and power usage while providing high data integrity.

The SolSat 5 is compact, lightweight, and features a robust weatherproof enclosure. SolSat 5 is deployed anywhere with very little site preparation, saving costs and time in the field. A built-in solar panel extends the battery life, and you can easily add a second panel.

SolSat 5 Satellite Telemetry connects to one Solinst datalogger. The built-in barometric sensor allows for automatically compensated water level data reported from the field. Along with water level, temperature, conductivity, and barometric data, battery voltage from the remote SolSat 5 is received with each data report.

  • Communication: 9603 Iridium SBD Satellite Modem
  • Communication Distance: Global coverage (*clear view to the sky required for best performance and battery life)
  • Antenna: High-performance helical (SMA connector)
  • Data File Type: Sent via SMS, export as .csv or .xle
  • Sampling Interval: Hourly
  • Reporting Interval: Daily, every 6 hours, or hourly
  • Schedule Programming: Wi-Fi App (browser) on your smart device or laptop
  • Power Supply: 2 x 3.4 Ah LiPo batteries
  • Battery Charging: USB 5 volts, built-in 2 Watt 325 mAh solar panel, optional additional solar panel
  • Battery Life Estimate: 2–3 years* (based on hourly samples and one satellite transmission per day)
  • Memory Capacity: 100,000 readings (wrap-around memory)
  • Operating Temperature: -20ºC to +55ºC
  • Weight: 535 grams (18.9 ounces)
  • Size: 19.1 cm x 16.4 cm x 6.4 cm (7.5" x 6.5" x 2.5")
  • IP Rating: IP66
  • Compatible Dataloggers: Levelogger 5, Barologger 5, Levelogger 5 Junior, Levelogger 5 LTC, LevelVent 5
  • Connected Dataloggers: 1
  • Barometric Compensation: Internal barometer for automatic barometric compensation of water level data if a Barologger is not being used (not required for vented loggers)
  • Internal Barometer Range: 30 kPa – 110 kPa
  • Internal Barometer Accuracy: ±0.1 kPa (1 cm)
  • Warranty: 1 Year
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