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2010 – Satellite Orbits – Snapshot

The closer proximity to the Earth also greatly reduces signal delay from a LEO satellite to ground stations and allows for smaller receivers on the ground. While these attributes are…

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2010 – Satellite Overview – Snapshot

Most modern satellites are specialized machines designed typically to serve a single specific mission, such as communications, remote sensing, scientific observation, or navigation. While the general trend over the past…

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2010 – Ground Networks – Snapshot

[caption id="attachment_3101" align="alignright" width="300"] This view of the Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex, located in the Mojave Desert in California, shows the housing for the electronics on the 70-meter (230-foot)…

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Infrastructure: Space Infrastructure – TSR 2010

Space Infrastructure - TSR 2010 examines global human spaceflight operations to include both the Chinese and US space stations, launch vehicles from all spacefaring nations, communications satellite constellations, PNT satellites,…

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2009 – Satellite Orbits – Snapshot

Satellites provide a perspective of the Earth that cannot be matched by ground-based technology. In the early days of the Space Age, satellites served little purpose beyond demonstrating that they…

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2009 – Satellite – Snapshot

Note: This exhibit is from The Space Report 2010. Satellites provide a perspective of the Earth that cannot be matched by ground-based technology. In the early days of the Space…

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2009 – Ground Networks – Snapshot

Ground stations are an essential but often overlooked segment of space infrastructure. Ground stations connect satellites to terrestrial networks and collect satellite information ranging from tracking and telemetry to imagery…

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