- ISBN: 9780470660249 | 0470660244
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 11/1/2010
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A onevolume reference on satellite technology and its applications, this new edition includes the latest developments Covering both the technology and its applications, Satellite Technology is a concise reference on satellites for commercial, scientific and military purposes. The book explains satellite technology fully, beginning by offering an introduction to the fundamentals, before covering orbits and trajectories, launch and inorbit operations, hardware, communication techniques, multiple access techniques, and link design fundamentals. This new edition also includes comprehensive chapters on earth stations and spacebased weapons, as well as sections on emerging applications within each topic. Giving a complete survey of applications, from remote sensing and military uses, to navigational and scientific applications, the authors also provide an inclusive compendium on satellites and satellite launch vehicles. Filled with diagrams and illustrations, this book serves as an ideal introduction for those new to the topic, as well as a reference point for professionals. Second edition includes new chapter on earth stations, as well as sections on emerging applications for each topic A comprehensive, singlesource reference on satellite technology and its applications