SPL Global Telemetry system requires the following components and services to operate:
- Autopilot with ArduPilot or PX4 firmware;
- Raspberry Pi single-board computer with Raspbian Stretch;
- Activated RockBLOCK Mk2 or RockBLOCK 9603 Iridium satellite communication module;
- Two USB to TTL UART modules or FTDI cables;
- Amazon Web Services account;
- Mission Planner, QGroundControl, or MAVProxy ground control station on a computer with internet access.