​​Satellite Spotting & Operations Handbook

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Above; Satellite Radio Receivers in South Dakota. Microwave receivers are smaller as the Microwave background is relatively silent.  Radio noise from deep space is loud and so require a stronger signal, hence much larger dishes.

Satellite operations

Data from space is sent and received via dishes most of the time, this is known as Uplink & Downlink...