Accession Number : ADA267914


Title :   Communication Satellites, 1958-1992


Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CA


Personal Author(s) : Martin, Donald H


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a267914.pdf


Report Date : 31 Dec 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 371


Abstract : The 34-year period following the launch of the first communication satellite by the United States has brought with it fundamental changes in the way we communicate. The development of globally connected space-based communications and data relay systems has changed the patterns of military, business, and national planners. This document chronicles the evolution of commercial and national communications satellites during this initial 34-year period. The primary focus is on the capability of the communication payload; spacecraft details are included to convey a sense of growth in size and power of the carrier spacecraft


Descriptors :   *COMMUNICATION SATELLITES , *HISTORY , DATA ACQUISITION , GLOBAL , MILITARY SATELLITES , PAYLOAD , SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS , SPACE BASED


Subject Categories : Unmanned Spacecraft


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE