Chapter 1. Introduction to Satellites and their Applications

  1. Anil K. Maini and
  2. Varsha Agrawal

Published Online: 30 NOV 2006

DOI: 10.1002/9780470057902.ch1

Satellite Technology: Principles and Applications

Satellite Technology: Principles and Applications

How to Cite

Maini, A. K. and Agrawal, V. (2006) Introduction to Satellites and their Applications, in Satellite Technology: Principles and Applications, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470057902.ch1

Author Information

  1. Laser Science and Technology Centre, India

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 NOV 2006
  2. Published Print: 1 DEC 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470033357

Online ISBN: 9780470057902

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Keywords:

  • satellites and their applications;
  • ever-expanding application spectrum;
  • satellite evolution history;
  • geosynchronous communication satellites;
  • international communication satellite systems;
  • ESSA satellites;
  • satellite launch vehicles;
  • global positioning system (GPS)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Ever-expanding Application Spectrum

  • What is a Satellite?

  • History of the Evolution of Satellites

  • Evolution of Launch Vehicles

  • Further Reading

  • Glossary