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satellite bandsFollowing are the frequency ranges used in satellite communications. See also optical bands.
L-band (390 MHz-1.55 GHz) GPS satellites, satellite phones, misc commsats, SETI outer space exploration S-band (1.55-5.2 GHz) weather satellites, XM/Sirius radio C-band (3-7 GHz) (first satellite band) misc GEO commsats, cable TV, satellite TV (7-10 ft. steerable dishes) X-band (8-12 GHz) misc commsats Ku-band (11-15 GHz) TV network satellite distribution, misc commsats, satellite TV (18" dishes) Ka-band (18-40 GHz) misc commsats, satellite phone backhaul
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