How a Network Works Information about transponders, bands, frequencies and more.
A satellite network is similar to a local area network or industrial television system. It's constructed from available components and requires services that are put together by a service provider or by the user. Connecting earth and space.
There are three main parts to a satellite network.
1. Ground-based electronic equipment, including:
- Radio Frequency (RF) equipment.
- Baseband equipment.
- Application devices, including telephones, PCs, projectors, etc.
2. The space segment, or transponder capacity and support services, provided by a satellite operator.
3. Support services, including:
Transponders, frequencies, bands-we'll help you become satellite literate.
- Land lines (tail circuits) to connect from a teleport to a public network such as the telephone network or the Internet, or to a customer headquarters.
- Maintenance services to maintain a reliable ground segment.
- Rent, utilities, security, etc.