|Authors:||Donald H. Martin|
|Edition statement:||4th ed|
|Publisher:||[S.l.] : The Aerospace Press, 2000|
|ISBN / ISSN / EAN :||978-1-884989-09-4|
|Bibliography note:||Includes bibliographical references and index|
|Subjects:||Artificial satellites in telecommunication--History|
Communication satellites represent one of the most significant applications of space technology. The first space communciations activity can be traced back to 1946, when the army achieved radar contact with the moon. The first manufactured communication satellite, Project SCORE, was launched in December 1958. From 1962 to 1964, experimental programs led to the beginning of operational satellite communications in 1965 as well as to continuing experimental effort that is still advancing the state of the art.
Today, the applications of communication satellite systems reach more than 100 countries for communication services of all types to both large and small terminals on land, on ships, and on aircraft. Although some of these systems are government sponsored, most are in competition with the terrestrial communications industry.
"Communication satellites", chronicles the worldwide development of communication satellites over more than four decades, from Project SCORE to those satellites now in manufacturing. Programmatic, technical, and applications information is presented in descriptive text and tabular data for communications and broadcasting satellites of both individual nations and international organizations. Descriptions are strengthened by drawings of satellites, communication subsystem block diagrams, and coverage maps. Extensive references and a supplemental bibliography are included.
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|009084||TK5104.M37 2000||Book||ISU Central Campus library||Main collection||Available|