Artwork of a communication satellite over Earth

Artwork of a communication satellite over Earth

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Credit: DAVID DUCROS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Communications satellite. Artist's representation of a communications satellite in space orbiting the Earth. The Earth with brown land masses and white clouds is seen on a starfield. The satellite has two long solar cell arrays (blue) to produce power, and round dish antennae to receive and transmit communication signals. These satellites act as relay vehicles for radio signals. Communications satellites usually have a high geostationary orbit and hover at the same point above the Earth. They may be used to relay telephone and fax messages, computer data, and to broadcast television signals.

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Keywords: art, artwork, communication, communication satellite, communications, communications satellite, satellite, telecommunications

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