Satellite technology has emerged tremendously over the last 50 years since Arthur C. Clarke
first invented it. Today, satellite technology is all around us and has become a very useful,
everyday application of modern telecommunications. Satellite systems can provide a variety
of services including broadband communication systems, satellite-based video, audio, internet
and data distribution networks, as well as worldwide customer service and support.
This page provides background information, tutorial material and links to a variety of
satellite information / service / hardware providers. Browse these links
to find out more about out-of-this world satellite technology!
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Satellite Communications, by Dennis Roddy. Hardcover: 626 pages
4th edition (January 20, 2006). Highly regarded and recently updated, expanded to cover
Global wireless services, Antenna Options, and Error Coding.
Satellite Communications , by Timothy Pratt et al. Hardcover, 2nd edition -
560 pages (October 25, 2002). Includes chapters on orbital mechanics, spacecraft construction,
satellite-path radiowave propagation, modulation techniques, multiple access, and a detailed
analysis of the communications link.
Satellite Communications for the Nonspecialist,
by Mark R. Chartrand. Hardcover - 456 pages (April 2004). This book offers a comprehensive
introduction to satellite communications covering regulatory, standards, economics,
business, operational, and technical subjects.
Intelsat's Satellite Technical Resources
includes ephemeris data, Keplerian data, and sun data affecting
satellites and their orbits. You have to use the resources tab at the
top of the page to get this information.
Boeing Satellite Systems In October 2000,
The Boeing Company acquired three units within Hughes Electronics Corporation:
Hughes Space and Communications Company, Hughes Electron Dynamics, and Spectrolab, Inc.,
in addition to Hughes Electronics' interest in HRL, the company's primary research
laboratory. The four are now part of Boeing's newest subsidiary, Boeing Satellite
Systems, Inc. which is now the world's largest satellite systems provider.