Top space experts from around the world have collaborated to produce this comprehensive, authoritative, and clearly illustrated reference guide to the fast growing, multi-billion dollar field of satellite applications and space communications. This handbook, done under the auspices of the International Space University based in France, addresses not only system technologies but also examines market dynamics, technical standards and regulatory constraints. The handbook is a completely multi-disciplinary reference book that covers, in an in-depth fashion, the fields of satellite telecommunications, Earth observation, remote sensing, satellite navigation, geographical information systems, and geosynchronous meteorological systems. It covers current practices and designs as well as advanced concepts and future systems. It provides a comparative analysis of the common technologies and design elements for satellite application bus structures, thermal controls, power systems, stabilization techniques, telemetry, command and control (TTC), and orbital configurations. These common aspects are addressed in an integrated fashion to explain how all these space systems share similar design features, but also have quite specialized application packages to carry out their various missions. No other reference in print today provides such a comprehensive and in-depth guide to all forms of application satellites, including small sats as used by countries just beginning space application programs.
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Dr. Joseph N. Pelton, former Chairman of the Board and Dean, International Space University, former Executive Director, Space & Advanced Communications Research Institute (SACRI), George Washington University, former Director of Strategic Policy, Intelsat, Founder, Arthur C. Foundation, Founding President of the Society of Satellite Professionals Internationals (SSPI), Fellow, International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety, Full Member, International Academy of Astronautics, Author/editor of some 30 books including a Pulizer Prize nomination for the work Global Talk. Dr. Scott Madry; Geospatial Data Scientist, Renaissance Computing Institute, and also holds a Research Faculty Appointment with the Department of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina. He currently serves as faculty member and department chair of Satellite Applications for the International Space University. He is a former Academic Council member, International Space University, former Associate Director of the Center for Remote Sensing and Space Spatial Analysis at Rutgers University. Former Senior Project Manager, the Institute for Technology Development, Space Remote Sensing Center, NASA Stennis Space Center. Dr. Sergio Camacho-Lara; Secretary General, Regional Center for Space Science and Technology Education for Latin America and the Caribbean, affiliated with the United Nations, and former Director, United Nations Office of Outer Space Affairs, full member, International Academy of Astronautics and Co-Chair of its Commission V. Chairman, World Space Week Association, Co-Chair Action Team on Near Earth Objects of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space.Review:
From the reviews:“This guide presents specific and detailed information about the four satellite applications of today: telecommunications, remote sensing and earth observation, navigation, and meteorological monitoring. The two-volume book set is very well organized into self-contained sections with highly descriptive titles. ... I recommend this handbook to design engineers, students, teachers, and anyone who needs an updated source of information about the applications and technologies of today’s satellite systems.” (Diego Merani, Computing Reviews, August, 2013)
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