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How Does Satellite Communication Work From Space?

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 28, 2017 7:48:00 AM / by Rob Rutkowski posted in satcom, RF, satellite constellations,, satellite, COTM

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The international space station (ISS) is traveling in orbit around our earth at about 217 Miles (350 km) above earth’s surface. That’s equal to about 1,148,294 feet (yes, over 1 MILLION feet) or 350,000 meters above you. Those are some crazy heights! The ISS and other satellite communication devices must be able to cover a ton of earth’s surface from there, right?

Maybe. Maybe not. Let’s explore...

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