The key Satellite Network Elements include;
- Space Segment – Satellite, in geostationary orbit, middle earth orbit, or low earth orbit.
- Ground Segment
- Telemetry, Tracking, and Control (TT&C): used to “fly” the satellite.
- Gateway/Hub: used to manage communication payload
- 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.