S band

Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

The S band is a small section of radio frequencies with wavelengths ranging between 2 and 4 GHz, making them part of the microwave spectrum. They are used by the radar systems of weather monitoring devices and nautical vessels and by communication satellites. A good example would be the satellites used by NASA to communicate with space shuttles and the International Space Station. In consumer technology, S-band radio waves are used by satellite media transmissions such as Sirius XM radio, and some satellite television services.

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