Satellite Communications

David Hart,
This paper is intended to give an overview of that methods of and uses for satellite communications, in addition to presenting recent trends and future directions in the field
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In 1962, the American telecommunications giant AT&T launched the world's first true communications satellite, called Telstar. Since then, countless communications satellites have been placed into earth orbit, and the technology being applied to them is forever growing in sophistication.

Basic Elements

Satellite communications are comprised of 2 main components:

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Various Uses of Satellite Communications

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Technological Overview

Satellites for Data

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Last Modified: 14 August 1997