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An outline and the multiple access techniques used in a domestic satellite communications system accommodating numerous small Earth stations are presented. Two kinds of Earth stations are employed in this system, a small Earth terminal (SET) and a master Earth station (MES). Forty-eight two-way satellite channels were achieved in the 6/4 GHz bands with a transponder eirp of about 62 dBm. Time division multiplex is employed in the MES to SET link and spread spectrum multiple access in the SET to MES link.