Picture credits: WeReportSpace

Unbelievable detail can be seen in the picture above, from a pad camera that was sound triggered during the launch of the sophisticated WGS10 satellite on-board a Delta-IV rocket. The 10th Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS-10) satellite, the fourth Block II follow-on satellite, supports communications links in the X-band and Ka-band spectra. While Block I and II satellites can instantaneously filter and downlink up to 4.410 GHz, WGS-10 can filter and downlink up to 8.088 GHz of bandwidth. Depending on the mix of ground terminals, data rates and modulation and coding schemes employed, a single WGS satellite can support data transmission rates over 6 Gbps, and WGS-10 with its advanced digital channelizer may support over 11 Gbps. [more information]

I just hope one day, all this nice global bandwidth becomes available to the bitcoin network. :-)