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Basics: How do Satellites Work
Two Stations on Earth want to communicate through radio broadcast but are too far away to use conventional means.
The two stations can use a satellite as a relay station for their communication
One Earth Station sends a transmission to the satellite. This is called a Uplink.
The satellite Transponder converts the signal and sends it down to the second earth station. This is called a Downlink.
Basics: Advantages of Satellites
.The advantages of satellite communication over terrestrial communication are:
The coverage area of a satellite greatly exceeds that of a terrestrial system.
Transmission cost of a satellite is independent of the distance from the center of the coverage area.
Satellite to Satellite communication is very precise.
Higher Bandwidths are available for use.
Basics: Disadvantages of Satellites
.The disadvantages of satellite communication:
Launching satellites into orbit is costly.
Satellite bandwidth is gradually becoming used up.
There is a larger propagation delay in satellite communication than in terrestrial communication.