How do the signals travel? How are frequency bands chosen? What’s special about geostationary orbit? How are the orbital locations of the satellites regulated?
This animation shows all the different elements that make up a communications satellite and their various functions.
Space in daily life
A major milestone
Paris, 8 January 2008 – Airbus Defence and Space has been selected by Eutelsat Communications, one of the world’s leading satellite operators, to deliver a satellite, currently designated as KA-SAT, the first European multi-beam satellite to…
The full potential of satellite-based broadband internet services