Table 4.

Link budget calculations used for communications analysis.

Spacecraft SCE SC80
Daily data volume 43.2 GB 910 MB
Data rate 10,485 kbit s−1 200.6 kbit s−1
Transmission power 15 W 160 W
Antenna diameter 0.5 m 2.3 m
Distance 1.5 Mkm 193 Mkm
Link-margin 4.6 dB 3.2 dB

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