Meteorological-satellite service

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Meteorological-satellite service (also: meteorological-satellite radiocommunication service) is – according to Article 1.52 of the International Telecommunication Union´s (ITU) Radio Regulations (RR)[1] – defined as « An earth exploration-satellite service for meteorological purposes.»

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This radiocommunication service is classified in accordance with ITU Radio Regulations (article 1) as follows:
Fixed service (article 1.20)

Frequency allocation[edit]

The allocation of radio frequencies is provided according to Article 5 of the ITU Radio Regulations (edition 2012).[2]

In order to improve harmonisation in spectrum utilisation, the majority of service-allocations stipulated in this document were incorporated in national Tables of Frequency Allocations and Utilisations which is with-in the responsibility of the appropriate national administration. The allocation might be primary, secondary, exclusive, and shared.

  • primary allocation: is indicated by writing in capital letters (see example below)
  • secondary allocation: is indicated by small letters
  • exclusive or shared utilization: is within the responsibility of administrations
Example of frequency allocation
Allocation to services
Region 1 Region 2 Region 3
SPACE OPERATION (space-to-Earth)
Mobile except aeronautical mobile
8 175-8 215 MHz METEOROLOGICAL-SATELLITE (Earth-to-space)
and other services

References / sources[edit]

  1. ^ ITU Radio Regulations, Section IV. Radio Stations and Systems – Article 1.52, definition: meteorological-satellite service / meteorological-satellite radiocommunication service
  2. ^ ITU Radio Regulations, CHAPTER II – Frequencies, ARTICLE 5 Frequency allocations, Section IV – Table of Frequency Allocations
  • International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
  • Earth exploration-satellite service. ITU, Genf 2011. ISBN 92-61-13761-X