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    Inside glimpse of CNN's satellite news truck

    ATLANTA, Ga. -- The satellite news truck has been an integrated part of the way networks cover a story for decades, bringing live video direct to homes and offices across the world.

    The white box-shaped trucks are a critical life line for live breaking news for networks such as CNN.

    A lone high gain antenna atop the vehicle transmits stories from the field and allows CNN viewers access to news events as they happen.

    This CNN iReporter caught up with one of the many satellite trucks CNN employs across the globe right outside it's Atlanta headquarters near Centennial Olympic Park.

    The seven foot wide control room features state-of-the-art technology as it monitors multiple news feeds while communicating with show producers for an upcoming live segment.

    Editing equipment allows reporters on assignment the ability to produce a story package. The new feature can then be uplinked to CNN's news room in a matter of minutes.

    It will be trucks like this which will provide live election coverage of the presidential conventions and primaries over the next few months.

    (Charles Atkeison reports on science & technology. Follow his updates via Twitter @AbsolutSpaceGuy.)
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