Introduction to Satellite Communications

This module explains how services such as voice, television and Internet access are provided by means of communications satellites.

20 videos


Before the Internet4m

Internet and the notion of network3m

Interconnection and interoperability: a real issue5m

The notion of protocol6m

Going further: Internet Protocol and the hourglass4m

From analog to digital6m



Independent systems5m

Globalstar vs Iridium7m

Interconnection with mobile telephony networks5m

Voice over IP6m

Going further: Impact of a satellite link on QoS10m

What are we talking about?8m

Need for a return link8m

IP over satellite: the challenges8m

Sandrine Lafont – ground segments and services3m

Alain Frizon – satellite programme5m

Common thread: Internet by satellite16m

9 practice exercises

Practice quiz, PQ6-16m

Practice quiz, PQ6-26m

Practice quiz, PQ6-36m

Practice quiz, PQ6-44m

Practice quiz, PQ6-56m

Practice quiz, PQ6-64m

Practice quiz, PQ6-74m

Practice quiz, PQ6-86m

Weekly quiz, WQ620m