Satellite Communications/Satellitesw Question


In satellite,if one Transponder failed can we switched carrier of this transponder to another transponder of the same satellite.


Yes, a carrier can be switched from one transponder to another, but it would necessitate dropping another carrier. It becomes a matter of which carrier has higher priority, for example, a government carrier might have higher priority than a commercial carrier.

In addition to priority, it is necessary that the replacement transponder is connected to an equivalent spot beam.

I hope that this helps.


Thomas E. Burke, PhD, PMP

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Forty years of experience with satellite communications. Have held roles as system engineer on JPL Mariner 9 program and a program manager for a number of classified communication satellite programs. Served as head of TRW / Defense Communications Division / Engineering Development Operation, a 1,400-person organization responsible for all aspects of classified communication satellite design and development.

Ph.D. Chemistry, California Institute of Technology (1969) B.A. magna cum laude Chemistry, University of Minnesota (1962)

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