The report describes the effects of a striated nuclear environment on the performance of digital satellite communication systems. It discusses the theoretical propagation analysis and provides evidence to justify its applicability. Formulas for the binary bit error probabilities for three modulation techniques as a function of mean signal-to-noise ratio and signal scintillation strength are given. The parameters describing the striated environment are discussed and the important parameters that affect a digital satellite communication system are identified. The most important parameters are the path integral of the rms electron density fluctuations, the effective striation size, the overall horizontal and vertical extent of the striated environment, and the lifetime of the striated environment.