How can you stay within a 802.11 IEEE Standard and have the range to talk to something in low earth orbit? Is this system going to be just for receiving data from these satellites?


#1

congratzzz…!!! How can you stay within a 802.11 IEEE Standard and have the range to talk to something in low earth orbit? Is this system going to be just for receiving data from these satellites?


#2

just for receiving data from the satellites.


#3

What frequency will the satellites be using for transmit?

There are tests due from the Internation Space Station for ‘HAM Video’ that will be using 2.4Ghz - transmitting around 10w EIRP - to pick this up from the ground, you will need pretty much at least a 1.2m dish - capable of being pointed accurately at the space station as it passes - this will deliver 720x480, or 352x240 resolution video at upto 2.0Ms/s.

Satellites in a 600mile orbit will probably require a slightly better gound station due to free space losses - but at least doppler shift should be less of an issue.

Will you be loking at VHF / UHF for the downlink from these satellites to make it more accessible??

Some info on ISS DTV here:-

Thanks

Matty