Recent developments in telecommunications have led to new developments in tele-services, particularly tele-health and tele-education, for the benefit of those living in either the developed world or the less developed world. The benefits accrue to individuals and also to society at large. An international and interdisciplinary Symposium was organized by the International Space University to bring together technical and non-technical people to consider the future applications of space techniques to tele-services. The Proceedings of this Symposium are essential reading for all who need to appreciate the broad range of issues involved in this developing area.
Table of ContentsForeword. Session 1. The Space Infrastructure. Session 2. Tele-Health. Session 3. Poster Papers Session 4. Tele-Education. Session 5. Other Tele-Services. Session 6. Future Challenges. Session 7. Symposium Conclusions. Epilogue.