|Title:||Space satellite handbook|
|Authors:||Anthony R. Curtis|
|Publisher:||[S.l.] : Gulf Publishing Company, 1994|
|ISBN / ISSN / EAN :||978-0-88415-192-0|
|Subjects:||Artificial satellites--Handbooks, manuals, etc.|
The third edition of this unique encyclopedia lists all satellites ever in orbit. It describes more than 22 000 satellites, payloads, platforms, rockets and debris clusters from all countries, including the thousands of manmade objects that remain in orbit from as far back as 1958 as well as thousands more that are no longer in orbit.
The latest data from NASA and other agencies is provided, including each satellite's official international number, popular name, launch date, and country of origin. Orbital parameters and technical information in this huge reference work are period, inclination, apogee and perigree.
A country scoreboard compares satellites from many nations and international space organizations. The exciting and complete history of all types of space satellites is given along with a thorough explanation of public and private satellites, including amateur satellites.