IFC Antenna OEMs Prepare For Low-Earth-Orbit Satcom

ThinKom Solutions q- or v-band terminal
ThinKom Solutions’ new Q- and V-band terminals have been designed for operation with next-generation satellites. They incorporate patented “variable-inclination continuous transverse stub” technology that combines the technical benefits of mechanically steered antennas and ESAs.
Credit: ThinKom Solutions
As constellations of low-Earth-orbit (LEO) satellites displace geosynchronous (GEO) satellites, the antenna OEMs are preparing for a new world of inflight connectivity (IFC). “Because the LEO satellites are significantly closer—hundreds of miles as compared to tens of thousands of miles away—the...

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