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space segment (SS)

Space Segment (SS) is a term from satellite transmission and describes the orbital assignment of satellites

. The space segment comprises the number of active satellites and reserve satellites of a satellite system, the orbital parameters such as the trajectories, the orbit altitude and the orbit times, all technical equipment such as transponders, receivers and directional antennas and the satellite bands. Space segments send their signalsdownlink to the ground segment. In satellite communication, the ground segments transmit in the uplink to the space segments.

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Updated at: 11.01.2015
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