CHAPTER TITLE: Antennas for Space Applications: A Review BOOK TITLE: Advanced Radio Frequency Antennas for Modern Communication and Medical Systems A Review Chapter, Intec Open Access Book pp 1-34, August 2020

Yazgan E., AKAN V.

in: Advanced Radio Frequency Antennas for Modern Communication and Medical Systems, , Editor, IntechOpen, 2020

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.5772/intechopen.93116
  • Publisher: IntechOpen
  • Editors: , Editor
  • TED University Affiliated: Yes


It is well known that antennas are inevitable for wireless communication systems. After the launch of Sputnik-1 which was the first artificial satellite developed by USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics), telecommunication technologies started to develop for space excessively. However, significance of the antennas as first or final RF-front end element has not been altered for the space communication systems. In this chapter after introducing telecommunication and antenna technologies for space, which space environmental conditions to be faced by these antennas are summarized. Then frequency allocation that is a crucial design factor for antennas is explained and tabulated. And finally at the last part different types of antennas used in different space missions are presented with their functional parameters and tasks. Keywords: space, antenna, communication, satellite, spacecraft