SP-4217 Beyond the Ionosphere

 

BEYOND THE IONOSPHERE: THE DEVELOPMENT OF SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS.

INTRODUCTION.

 

PART I: PASSIVE ORIGINS.

 

Chapter 1. Daniel R. Headrick, "Radio Versus Cable: International Telecommunications before Satellites".
Chapter 2. David K. Van Keuren, "Moon in Their Eyes: Moon Communication Relay at the Naval Research Laboratory, 1951-1962".
Chapter 3. Jon Agar, "Moon Relay Experiments at Jodrell Bank".

 

PART II: CREATING THE GLOBAL, REGIONAL, AND NATIONAL SYSTEMS: THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA.

 

Chapter 4. Donald C. Elder, "Something of Value: Echo 1 and the Beginnings of Satellite Communications".
Chapter 5. Craig B. Waff, "Project Echo, Goldstone, and Holmdel: Satellite Communication as Viewed from the Ground Station".
Chapter 6. Daniel R. Glover, "NASA Experimental Communication Satellites, 1958-1995".
Chapter 7. David N. Spires and Rick W. Sturdevant, "From Advent to Milstar: The United States Air Force and the Challenges of Military Satellite Communications.
Chapter 8. William W. Ward and Franklin W. Floyd, "Thirty Years of Research and Development in Space Communications at Lincoln Laboratory".
Chapter 9. David J. Whalen, "Billion Dollar Technology: A Short Historical Overview of the Origins of Communication Satellite Technology, 1945-1965".

 

PART II: CREATING GLOBAL, REGIONAL, AND NATIONAL SYSTEMS: EUROPE.

 

Chapter 10. Arturo Russo, "Launching the European Telecommunications Satellite Program".
Chapter 11. Lorenza Sebesta, "The Good, the Bad, the Ugly: U.S.-European Relations and the Decision to Build a European Launch Vehicle".
Chapter 12. Nigel Wright, "The Formulation of British and European Policy Toward an International Satellite Telecommunications System: The Role of the British Foreign Office".
Chapter 13. Jonathan F. Galloway, "Originating Communications Satellite Systems: The Interactions of Technological Change, Domestic Politics, and Foreign Policy".

 

PART III: THE UNFOLDING OF THE WORLD SYSTEM: GEOGRAPHY, POLITICS, AND CULTURE.

 

Chapter 14. Bert C. Blevis, "The Pursuit of Equality: The Role of the Ionosphere and Satellite Communications in Canadian Development".
Chapter 15. Zhu Yilin, "China's Communication Satellites and Their Benefits".
Chapter 16. Raman Srinivasan, "No Free Launch: Designing the Indian National Satellite".
Chapter 17. Brian Shoesmith, "Footprints to the Future, Shadows of the Past: Towards a History of Communication Satellites in Asia".
Chapter 18. José Altshuler, "From Shortwave and Scatter to Satellite: Cuba's International Communications".
Chapter 19. Roberto Diaz-Martin, "The Recent History of Satellite Communications in Cuba".

 

 

PART III: THE UNFOLDING OF THE WORLD SYSTEM: APPLICATIONS.

 

Chapter 20. Joseph N. Pelton, "Project SHARE and the Development of Global Satellite Communications".
Chapter 21. Edward J. Martin, "The Evolution of Mobile Satellite Communications".
Chapter 22. Adam L. Gruen, "Net Gain: The Use of Satellites at MCI in the 1980s".

 

 

Appendix A: For Further Reading.

Appendix B: Timeline of Selected Events in the Development of Satellite Communications.

About the authors.

Glossary of Acronyms.

Index.

The NASA History Series.


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