Chapter 8. Communication Satellites

  1. Anil K. Maini and
  2. Varsha Agrawal

Published Online: 30 NOV 2006

DOI: 10.1002/9780470057902.ch8

Satellite Technology: Principles and Applications

Satellite Technology: Principles and Applications

How to Cite

Maini, A. K. and Agrawal, V. (2006) Communication Satellites, in Satellite Technology: Principles and Applications, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470057902.ch8

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:

  • communication satellites;
  • communication-related applications of satellites;
  • television receive-only (TVRO) and direct broadcasting satellite (DBS) systems;
  • satellite versus terrestrial networks;
  • satellite telephony networks;
  • mobile satellite services (MSSs);
  • satellite radio;
  • satellite data communication services;
  • EUTELSAT (European Telecommunication Satellite Organization)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction to Communication Satellites

  • Communication-related Applications of Satellites

  • Frequency Bands

  • Payloads

  • Satellite versus Terrestrial Networks

  • Satellite Telephony

  • Satellite Television

  • Satellite Radio

  • Satellite Data Communication Services

  • Important Missions

  • Further Reading

  • Glossary