• Question: What kind of transmitter do ground stations use to transmit to satellites?

    Asked by Amrit S. to Naziyah on 8 Mar 2021.
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      Naziyah Mahmood answered on 8 Mar 2021:

      Hi Amrit! Ground stations often need to use systems that can transmit signals in a very high frequency band. Ground stations also receive these radio waves from the satellites, which carry information such as (examples) the health of the satellite, it’s location in orbit, science data such as space weather data etc
      It depends on how we use the ‘payloads’, meaning the main instruments onboard 🙂
      Here’s a little snippet on it from the NASA website!