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Communications satellites : global change agents

Author: Joseph N Pelton; Robert J Oslund; Peter Marshall
Publisher: Mahwah, N.J. : Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2004.
Series: Telecommunications (Mahwah, N.J.)
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Examines satellite communications - the technology and the services they provide and the socio-political, security, economic, policy, news, entertainment, and cultural impact. The book addresses what satellites have been, how they are designed and built, how they will evolve in the future, what they mean today, and what they will mean tomorrow.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Communications satellites.
Mahwah, N.J. : Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2004
(DLC) 2003064927
(OCoLC)53839924
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph N Pelton; Robert J Oslund; Peter Marshall
ISBN: 1410611116 9781410611116
OCLC Number: 56758335
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 387 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Satellites as worldwide change agents / Joseph N. Pelton --
Satellite technology : the evolution of satellite systems and fixed satellite services / Louis Ippolito and Joseph N. Pelton --
The "new" satellite services : broadcast, mobile, and broadband Internet satellite systems / D.K. Sachdev and Dan Swearingen --
Launch vehicles and their role / Eric J. Novotny --
The geopolitics and institutions of satellite communications ; Regulating communications satellite on the way to globalism ; Dual use challenge and response : commercial and military use of space communications / Robert J. Oslund --
Satellites, Internet, and IP networking / Indu B. Singh and Robinder N. Sachdev --
Benefits of satellite telecommunications / Norman C. Lerner --
The world of satellite TV : news, the Olympics, and global entertainment / Peter Marshall and Robert N. Wold --
New opportunities and threats for 21st-century life ; Satellites and the promise of teleeducation and telehealth / Joseph N. Pelton --
Satellites and global diversity / Hamid Mowlana --
The future of satellite communications systems / Joseph N. Pelton, Takashi Iida, and Naoto Kadowaki --
Trends for the future : telepower opportunities and teleshock concerns / Joseph N. Pelton and Robert J. Oslund.
Series Title: Telecommunications (Mahwah, N.J.)
Responsibility: edited by Joseph N. Pelton, Robert J. Oslund, Peter Marshall.
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Examines satellite communications - the technology and the services they provide and the socio-political, security, economic, policy, news, entertainment, and cultural impact. The book addresses what satellites have been, how they are designed and built, how they will evolve in the future, what they mean today, and what they will mean tomorrow.

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