Proceeding

Medium Earth Orbit Satellite Communications Systems (SCS) for Global Internet Access

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Abstract

A non-geostationary Satellite Communications System (SCS) for high-speed Internet access in areas where it is technically impossible or excessively expensive to provide Internet connection using conventional methods such as fiber-optic communication lines or geostationary satellites. The project’s goal is to contribute to solving the digital divide problem. Unlike the existing MEO system O3b, whose communications satellites are located only in one orbital (equatorial) plane, the proposed system has as many as three orbital planes, each of the planes having a non-zero inclination of 82.5°. The innovativeness of the orbital constellation consists in selecting the time (phase) shift between the communications satellites both within the same orbital plane and between the communications satellites in the adjacent orbital planes in order to optimize continuous coverage in populated areas on the Earth’s surface. Additionally, in selecting the orbital parameters, the goal is to minimize the impact of the Earth’s radiation belts. With the aim of improving the energy performance of radio links, it is planned to use a cluster of steerable Ka-band satellite antennas with a narrow radiation pattern for each antenna (unlike the antenna system of a geostationary communications satellite using a cluster of feed antennas). This design solution greatly simplifies efforts to stabilize the pointing of MEO satellites.

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  • ADVA Optical Networking
  • CITIC Telecom International CPC Limited
  • CITIC Telecom International
  • Biznet
  • CenturyLink
  • Colt Technology Services
  • Shaw Business
  • Comcast Wholesale
  • China Telecom
  • MegaSys
  • Harris
  • Verizon Wholesale
  • China Unicom Global Limited
  • BTI Systems
  • Paul Hastings
  • Level 3 Communications
  • Vodafone
  • REDCOM
  • Arbor Networks
  • Wolfe
  • PCCW Global
  • Telus
  • ATLANTIC-ACM
  • Infinera
  • CoreSite
  • TNZI
  • Digital Realty
  • World Hub Communications Limited
  • Ciena
  • GTT
  • Telstra
  • Lumen Networks
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