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Fixed Satellite Service Satellite Design

Fixed Satellite Service Satellite Design

International rights to geostationary orbital slots are vital to FSS operators that need to reach the most promising markets. The orbital arc is becoming congested with more satellites utilizing the traditional C- and Ku-band frequencies, which raises the importance of careful coordination among various satellite systems to avoid interference. This also helps drive the need for new kinds of satellite constellations such as O3b, which was designed to provide satellite connectivity to underserved markets from a MEO orbit as opposed to the traditional GEO. The closer proximity to Earth also...


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Year: 2013
Over the past few years, several companies have deployed new satellites designed to use the relatively less crowded Ka-band set of frequencies to support delivery of space-based internet broadband. Operators such as Eutelsat, Avanti Communications in the United Kingdom, and ViaSat in the United...
Year: 2012
Country: United States
The number of FSS satellites has increased tremendously over the past five years due to the growth of several applications that drive the need for satellite capacity. Deregulation of international markets has sparked the licensing of many cable and DTH providers that provide customers with content...
Year: 2011
Country: United States
Note: This exhibit is from The Space Report 2012.
Year: 2010
Fixed satellite telecommunications are a reliable, proven technology, but not completely free of risk. Satellites must be designed to survive challenges from the hostile environment of space, such as solar flares that can damage sensitive systems, although satellite designers and engineers have...
Year: 2009
Providers of FSS have enjoyed considerable success in recent years due in large part to the international growth of applications such as high-definition (HD) television. From the beginning of 2007 through May 2009, the number of HD channels being transmitted via FSS or DTH satellites worldwide grew...
Year: 2008
Since 2004, the FSS sector has experienced steady increases in the utilization of its satellites, in some regions verging on exhaustion of currently available capacity. The major FSS players report utilization numbers exceeding 90% of available capacity in certain regions such as North America, the...
Year: 2005
Country: United States
Sidebar -- Consumer broadband services offered by WildBlue Communications, Inc. and Telesat Canada in North America attracted thousands of customers by the end of 2005, and hundreds of thousands are expected to sign up by the end of 2006. “This rate of growth would not be possible...
Year: 2005
Direct-to-home (DTH) television is the transmission of television programming directly to end-user equipment. Other terms are direct broadcast and satellite television. The term broadcast service satellite (BSS) is often used to describe satellites offering these services. BSS satellites operate in...

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