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

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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-23385-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-23386-4
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