Accession Number:

ADA162479

Title:

Communication Satellites 1958 to 1986

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.

Corporate Author:

AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

652.0

Abstract:

This report provides a description of each type of communication satellite that has been launched or will be launched by 1986. The development, purpose, and basic characteristics of each type of satellite are discussed, a picture of the satellite and a block diagram of its communication subsystem are presented, and various technical details and significant dates are tabulated. In addition to basic satellite properties such as size, weight, design life, and orbit, the descriptions include communications parameters such as operating frequencies and channelization transmitter power receiver noise figure and antenna sizes, beamwidths, and gains. In selected cases, the satellite description is supplemented with information on system operations and ground terminals. Extensive references to the open literature, upon which the descriptions are based, and a bibliography are included in the report. Keywords include Military Communication Satellites Commercial Communication Satellites Experimental Communication Satellites and Communication Satellite History.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Humanities and History
  • Unmanned Spacecraft
  • Non-Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE