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Satellite Communications: The First Quarter Century of Service

Satellite Communications: The First Quarter Century of Service

David W. E. Rees

ISBN: 978-0-471-62243-7 January 1990 329 Pages


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An accessible introduction to the practical aspects of satellite communications. Provides historical background of satellite communications and discusses the wide range of applications throughout the world. Includes descriptions of all the commercial satellite communications systems currently available and their applications in government, broadcasting, and business. Also covers the growing use of satellite communications by developing countries. Contains extensive appendices listing satellite equipment and organizations.
Satellite Communications--The Need.

International Organiations as Service Providers.

International Satellite Systems Competitors.

International Services.

Business Applications.

Broadcasting Applications.

Mobile Applications.

National Telecommunications via Satellite.

National Satellite Networks.

A View to the Future.