Satellite Frequency Bands Chart

A chart and details and information showing the satellite frequency bands as designated for international use.


Satellite Bands and Frequencies Includes:
Satellite Frequency Bands    


Satellite technology is developing fast, and the applications for satellite technology are increasing all the time. Not only can satellites be used for radio communications applications, but they are also used for astronomy, weather forecasting, broadcasting, mapping and very many more applications. In view of the variety of satellite frequency bands that can be used, designations have been developed so that they can be referred to easily.

The satellite frequency bands chart given below provides information about the most commonly used designations for the satellite frequency bands.

Satellite Frequency Bands Chart
Letter designation for
satellite frequency band
Frequency Range
(GHz)
L 1 -2
S 2 - 4
C 4 - 8
X 8 - 12
(8 - 12.5 in North America)
Ku 12 - 18
(12.5 - 18 in North America)
K 18 - 27
(18 - 25.5 in North America)
Ka 27 - 40
(26.5 - 40 in North America)
O 40 - 50
V 50 - 75

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