SpringerBriefs in Space Development

Satellite Communications

Authors: Pelton, Joseph N.

  • An introductory book that is for the non-technical person who wants to understand the basics of satellite communications, technology, markets, and trends

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About this book

The field of satellite communications represents the world's largest space industry. Those who are interested in space need to understand the fundamentals of satellite communications, its technology, operation, business, economic, and regulatory aspects. This book explains all this along with key insights into the field's future growth trends and current strategic challenges. Fundamentals of Satellite Communications is a concise book that gives all of the key facts and figures as well as a strategic view of where this dynamic industry is going. Author Joseph N. Pelton, PhD, former Dean of the International Space University and former Director of Strategic Policy at Intelstat, presents a readable book about the entire essence of the satellite communication field.

About the authors

Joseph N. Pelton, Director Emeritus of the Space and Advanced Communications Research Institute, George Washington University and Former Dean, International Space University

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction to Satellite Communications

    Pelton, Joseph N.

    Pages 1-3

  • Orbits, Services and Systems

    Pelton, Joseph N.

    Pages 5-17

  • Overview of Communications Satellite Technology and Operation

    Pelton, Joseph N.

    Pages 19-35

  • The Design, Engineering, Manufacture, and Operation of a Communications Satellite

    Pelton, Joseph N.

    Pages 37-61

  • Earth Stations, Antennas and User Devices

    Pelton, Joseph N.

    Pages 63-73

Buy this book

eBook $34.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-1994-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $49.95
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-1993-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Rent the ebook  
  • Rental duration: 1 or 6 month
  • low-cost access
  • online reader with highlighting and note-making option
  • can be used across all devices
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Satellite Communications
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Space Development
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Joseph N. Pelton
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-1994-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-1994-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-1993-8
Series ISSN
2191-8171
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 126
Number of Illustrations and Tables
8 b/w illustrations, 24 illustrations in colour
Topics