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Satellite Network Elements

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The key Satellite Network Elements include;

  1. Space Segment – Satellite, in geostationary  orbit, middle earth orbit, or low earth orbit.
  2. Ground Segment
  3. Telemetry, Tracking, and Control (TT&C):  used to “fly” the satellite.
  4. Gateway/Hub: used to manage  communication payload
  5. User Terminals: devices used to connect to  satellite network; can be receive-only or  transmit; mobile or fixed; a dish, a laptop,  or a handheld, depending on application,  site, etc.
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