Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xlii
  2. Satellite Communications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Joseph N. Pelton
      Pages 21-29
    3. Joseph N. Pelton
      Pages 31-71
    4. Joseph N. Pelton
      Pages 99-120
    5. Peter Marshall, Joseph N. Pelton
      Pages 121-141
    6. Ramesh Gupta, Dan Swearingen
      Pages 171-196
    7. Erwin Hudson
      Pages 213-247
    8. Joseph N. Pelton, Bernard Jacqué
      Pages 249-269
    9. Henry R. Hertzfeld
      Pages 305-324
    10. Takashi Iida, Joseph N. Pelton
      Pages 535-566
    11. Joseph N. Pelton
      Pages 679-704
    12. Joseph N. Pelton
      Pages 705-719
  3. Satellite Precision Navigation and Timing Section

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 721-721
    2. Joseph N. Pelton, Sergio Camacho-Lara
      Pages 723-734
    3. Sergio Camacho-Lara, Joseph N. Pelton
      Pages 765-780
    4. Sergio Camacho-Lara
      Pages 781-819
  4. Space Remote Sensing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 821-821
    2. William L. Stefanov, Cynthia A. Evans, Susan K. Runco, M. Justin Wilkinson, Melissa D. Higgins, Kimberly Willis
      Pages 847-899
    3. Scott Madry, Joseph N. Pelton
      Pages 901-910
    4. Vern Singhroy
      Pages 911-928
    5. Juan Carlos Fernandez Diaz, William E. Carter, Ramesh L. Shrestha, Craig L. Glennie
      Pages 929-980
    6. Siamak Khorram, Stacy A. C. Nelson, Cynthia F. van der Wiele, Halil Cakir
      Pages 981-1016
    7. Siamak Khorram, Stacy A. C. Nelson, Cynthia F. van der Wiele, Halil Cakir
      Pages 1017-1046
    8. Haruhisa Shimoda
      Pages 1047-1116
    9. Jesus A. Gonzalez
      Pages 1117-1135
    10. Su-Yin Tan
      Pages 1137-1157
  5. Space Systems for Meteorology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1159-1159
    2. Joseph N. Pelton, Scott Madry, Sergio Camacho-Lara
      Pages 1161-1170
    3. Sergio Camacho-Lara, Scott Madry, Joseph N. Pelton
      Pages 1171-1196
    4. Sergio Camacho-Lara, Scott Madry, Joseph N. Pelton
      Pages 1197-1219

About this book


The first edition of this ground breaking reference work was the most comprehensive reference source available about the key aspects of the satellite applications field. This updated second edition covers the technology, the markets, applications and regulations related to satellite telecommunications, broadcasting and networking—including civilian and military systems; precise satellite navigation and timing networks (i.e. GPS and others); remote sensing and meteorological satellite systems. Created under the auspices of the International Space University based in France, this brand new edition is now expanded to cover new innovative small satellite constellations, new commercial launching systems, innovation in military application satellites and their acquisition, updated appendices, a useful glossary and more.


Meteorological satellites Military communications satellite systems Precise navigation and timing satellite systems Remote sensing and surveillance Satellite communications Satellite technology and systems

Editors and affiliations

  • Joseph N. Pelton
    • 1
  • Scott Madry
    • 2
  • Sergio Camacho-Lara
    • 3
  1. 1.International Space UniversityArlingtonUSA
  2. 2.Global Space InstituteChapel HillUSA
  3. 3.Centro Regional de Enseñanza de Ciencia y Tecnología del Espacio para América Latina y el Caribe (CRECTEALC)Santa María TonantzintlaMexico

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