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High above : the untold story of Astra, Europe's leading satellite company

Author: Chris Forrester
Publisher: Heidelberg ; New York : Springer, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Filled with fascinating anecdotes, this book tells the story of Europe's leading satellite company, SES ASTRA as it has never been told before - brought to light by the key players of the time.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Forrester
ISBN: 9783642120084 3642120083
OCLC Number: 729345386
Notes: "Second printing, originally published by Broadgate Publications, UK, 2010"--Title page verso.
Description: 242 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Our digital Age.- TV that 'Comes Alive'.- Location, Location, Location.- A Place in Space.- The Mouse that Roared.- Achieving the Breakthrough.- Astra: The name is very popular!.- Europe's Dish and Box Wars.- Astra Cracks the German Market.- Overcoming the Barrier.- Astra Adds Up for Canal+.- Countdown to Launch.- The Brave Pioneers.- Did you own one of these?.- Satellites: The 'Early Birds'.- The Satellite Miracles.- Beyond the Shannon Limit.- The Future for the Box.- How on Earth?.- Hard Science or Science Fiction?.- The Astra Chronicles.- Acknowledgements.- Bibliography.
Responsibility: Chris Forrester, editor.
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