A Direct to Ground Architecture for Supporting Communications for the International Space Station
Journal : M.S. Thesis Number: CSHCN MS 2002-3
December 31, 2002
Coverage provided by commercial Ka-band satellite systems is about the same as that achieved by direct to ground, but its services will likely not be tailored to the needs of the ISS. The TDRS system provides complete coverage, and is therefore good for real-time applications such as videoconferencing.