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The Origins of Satellite Communications, 1945-1965 / Edition 1

The Origins of Satellite Communications, 1945-1965 / Edition 1

by David J. Whalen


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ISBN-13: 9781588340221
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press
Publication date: 08/17/2002
Series: Smithsonian Hist Avtn Spaceflt Series
Pages: 238
Product dimensions: 6.42(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.74(d)

About the Author

David J. Whalen has been an engineer in the satellite communications industry for almost thirty years. He is currently a consultant and lives in Virginia.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Communications Satellite Chronology Chapter 2 1. Introduction: The Billion-Dollar Technology Chapter 3 2. From World War II to Sputnik: Inventing Communications Satellites Chapter 4 3. Post-Sputnik: Industry and the Military Innovate Chapter 5 4. Government Intervenes Chapter 6 5. Building the Satellites Chapter 7 6. Choosing a System Chapter 8 7. Outcomes: Billion-Dollar Industry Chapter 9 Appendix 1. Orbits Chapter 10 Appendix 2. Communications

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