Satellite frequency bands are part of the electromagnetic spectrum.
The part of the electromagnetic spectrum used for wireless communications.
The wireless radio part of the electromagnetic spectrum ranges from 3 kHz to 300 GHz.
Satellite frequency bands are classified as follows.
L-Band covers the frequency range between 1 – 2 GHz.
The most popular use of L-Band is for GPS.
GPS is short for Global Positioning System.
The Global Positioning System is what makes the satellite navigation in your car work.
L-Band is also used for satellite mobile phones.
Companies such as Iridium, operate such services.
S-Band covers the frequency range between 2 – 4 GHz.
C-Band covers the frequencies between 4 – 8 GHz.
X-Band refers to the frequency range between 8 – 12 GHz.
Ku-Band covers frequencies between 12 – 18 GHz.
Ka-Band covers radio frequencies between 26 – 40 GHz