Handbook of Satellite Applications 2nd Edition
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Handbook of Satellite Applications 2nd Edition



Handbook of Satellite Applications 2nd Edition by Joseph N. Pelton, Scott Madry, and Sergio Camacho-Lara | PDF Free Download.

Editors of Handbook of Satellite Applications


Dr. Joseph N. Pelton International Space University Arlington, VA, USA Dr. Joseph N. Pelton is an award-winning author/editor of over 40 books and over 300 articles in the field of space systems. These include the four-book series: e-Sphere, Future Talk, Future View, and Global Talk.

For the latter book, he was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. He served as Chairman of the Board (1992–1995) and Vice President of Academic Programs and Dean (1995–1996) of the International Space University of Strasbourg, France.

He is currently a member of the ISU faculty and series editor for a number of books on behalf of the university. He is also the Director Emeritus of the Space and Advanced Communications Research Institute (SACRI) at George Washington University.

This institute, which he headed from 2005 to 2009, conducted state-of-the-art research on advanced satellite system concepts and space systems.

From 1988 to 1996, Dr. Pelton served as Director of the Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program at the University of Colorado Boulder, which at that time was the world’s largest graduate-level telecommunications program.

Prior to that, he held a number of positions at Intelsat and Comsat including serving as director of Strategic Policy and director of Project Share for Intelsat.

Dr. Pelton is a fellow of the International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS), a member of its Executive Board, and chairman of its Academic Committee. He is also the Executive Editor of the IAASS publication series.

He is the former president of the International Space Safety Foundation of the USA, the former president of the Global Legal Information Network, and the founding president of the Society of Satellite Professionals.

Dr. Pelton was the founder of the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation and remains as the vice-chairman of its Board of Directors. This Foundation honors Sir Arthur Clarke, who first conceived of the Communications Satellite (as of 1945).

Dr. Pelton was elected to full membership in the International Academy of Astronautics in 1998. His other awards include the H. Rex Lee Award by the Public Service Satellite Consortium (1986); the outstanding educator award by the International Communication Association (1995)

The Hall of Fame of the Society of Satellite Professionals International (2000), an honor only extended to less than 100 people since the beginning of this award in the 1980s; the Arthur Clarke Foundation Award for lifetime achievement in the field of satellite communications (2001); and the ISCe Award for Educational Excellence (2005).

He was also awarded the Arthur C. Clarke Award for International Achievement by the British Interplanetary Society in 2013. He has also been elected an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

His degrees in physics and international relations are from the University of Tulsa, New York University (NYU), and Georgetown University.

Dr. Scott Madry Global Space Institute Chapel Hill, NC, USA Dr. Scott Madry is the Executive Director of the Global Space Institute.

He is the Founder and President of Informatics International, Inc. and is a Research Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, specializing in the applications of geomatics technologies for regional environmental and cultural research.

He is a long-time member of the faculty of the International Space University and has served as the program director of the ISU Southern Hemisphere Summer Space Program for 4 years in Adelaide, Australia, as well as teaching in some 24 ISU programs around the world.

He received his Ph.D. from UNC in 1986 and then worked for 3 years at the Institute for Technology Development, Space Remote Sensing Center at the NASA Stennis Space Center.

He then took the position of Senior Associate Director of the Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis at Rutgers University, where he taught for 9 years in the Anthropology, Geography, and Natural Resources departments.

He is widely published and is the author of two books and over 75 articles and papers. He is a two-time Fulbright Scholar, having taught in Burgundy, France, and Johannesburg, South Africa.

He has conducted research in North America, Europe, and Africa, and has given over 150 short courses and seminars in over 30 countries around the world.

He has consulted for numerous governments, corporations, and nonprofits, and has received over US$7.5 million in grants and contracts.

Dr. Madry has acted as a consultant on satellite remote sensing for a major Hollywood film and has been a consultant for major museum exhibitions on the subject. Some of his research was featured in the McGraw Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology in 1991.

In 1997 he was awarded the Russian Tsiolkovsky Gold Medal for his international research and teaching activities. He is currently conducting work in North Carolina, Florida, Rwanda, and France. He is very active in the American Red Cross Disaster Services and has won several awards for his activities on behalf of the Red Cross.

In 2012 he was awarded, along with the other members of the GISCorps, the President’s Volunteer Service Award by President Barack

Dr. Sergio Camacho-Lara Centro Regional de Enseñanza de Ciencia y Tecnología del Espacio para América Latina y el Caribe (CRECTEALC) Santa María Tonantzintla, Puebla, México Dr. Sergio Camacho-Lara is the Secretary-General of the Regional Centre for Space Science and Technology Education for Latin America and the Caribbean.

He was Director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs and Chief of the Space Applications Section and the Committee Services and Research Section in the same office.

He worked on the organization of the Third United Nations Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNISPACE III) and on implementing its recommendations, including the establishment of the International Committee on GNSS.

Prior to joining the United Nations, he carried out research on the interaction of electromagnetic radiation with the matter at the Instituto de Geofisica, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.

Satellite Applications Contents


Part I Satellite Communications

  • Satellite Applications Handbook: The Complete Guide to Satellite Communications, Remote Sensing, Navigation, and Meteorology
  • Satellite Communications Overview
  • History of Satellite Communications
  • Space Telecommunications Services and Applications
  • Satellite Orbits for Communications Satellites
  • Fixed Satellite Communications: Market Dynamics and Trends
  • Satellite Communications Video Markets: Dynamics and Trends
  • Mobile Satellite Communications Markets: Dynamics and Trends
  • Store-and-Forward and Data Relay Satellite Communications Services
  • Broadband High-Throughput Satellites
  • Distributed Internet-Optimized Services via Satellite Constellations
  • An Examination of the Governmental Use of Military and Commercial Satellite Communications
  • Economics and Financing of Communications Satellites
  • Satellite Communications and Space Telecommunication Frequencies
  • Regulatory Process for Communications Satellite Frequency Allocations
  • Satellite Spectrum Allocations and New Radio Regulations from WRC-15: Defending the Present and Provisioning the Future
  • New Millimeter, Terahertz, and Light-Wave Frequencies for Satellite Communications
  • Satellite Radio Communications Fundamentals and Link Budgets
  • Satellite Communications Modulation and Multiplexing
  • Satellite Transmission, Reception, and Onboard Processing, Signaling, and Switching
  • Satellite Communications Antenna Concepts and Engineering
  • Satellite Antenna Systems Design and Implementation Around the World
  • Satellite Earth Station Antenna Systems and System Design
  • Technical Challenges of Integration of Space and Terrestrial Systems
  • Satellite Communications: Regulatory, Legal, and Trade Issues
  • Trends and Future of Satellite Communications
  • Future of Military Satellite Systems 

Part II Satellite Precision Navigation and Timing Section 

  • Introduction to Satellite Navigation Systems
  • Global Navigation Satellite Systems: Orbital Parameters, Time and Space Reference Systems, and Signal Structures 
  • International Committee on GNSS
  • Current and Future GNSS and Their Augmentation Systems

Part III Space Remote Sensing

  • Introduction and History of Space Remote Sensing
  • Electromagnetic Radiation Principles and Concepts as Applied to Space Remote Sensing
  • Astronaut Photography: Handheld Camera Imagery from Low Earth Orbit
  • Electro-Optical and Hyperspectral Remote Sensing
  • Operational Applications of Radar Images
  • LiDAR Remote Sensing 
  • Fundamentals of Remote Sensing Imaging and Preliminary Analysis
  • Processing and Applications of Remotely Sensed Data
  • Remote Sensing Data Applications
  • Geographic Information Systems and Geomatics
  • Developments in Hyperspectral Sensing

Part IV Space Systems for Meteorology

  • Introduction to Space Systems for Meteorology
  • United States Meteorological Satellite Program
  • International Meteorological Satellite Systems

Part V On-Orbit Robotic Servicing, Hosted Payloads and Active Debris Removal

  • Innovations in Hosted Payload Satellite Services
  • On-Orbit Servicing and Retrofitting
  • Advanced Manufacturing Technologies and 3D Printing
  • Tracking of Orbital Debris and Avoidance of Satellite Collisions
  • Part VI Spacecraft Bus and Ground Systems
  • Telemetry, Tracking, and Command (TT&C)
  • Lifetime Testing, Redundancy, Reliability, and Mean Time to Failure
  • Ground Systems for Satellite Application Systems for Navigation,
    Remote Sensing, and Meteorology 
  • Common Elements versus Unique Requirements in Various Types of Satellite Application Systems

Part VII Launch Systems and Launch-Related Issues

  • Launch Vehicles and Launch Sites
  • Trends and Developments in Launch Systems

Part VIII Hazards to the Future Space Applications

  • Orbital Debris and Sustainability of Space Operations
  • Coping with the Hazards of Space Debris
  • Space Weather and Hazards to Application Satellites

Part IX Appendices

  • Glossary of Terms
  • The World’s Launch Sites
  • Major Launch Systems Available Globally
  • Global Communications Satellite Systems
  • US Domestic Communications Satellite Systems

Foreword to Handbook of Satellite Applications PDF


Imagine if all satellite services would close down for even a few hours. The global consequences of such a catastrophic event even for specialists in the field would be hard to grasp.

We can easily imagine huge disruptions in telecommunications traffic and banking operations occurring within minutes. In time, chaos would spread to stock markets, television broadcasts, weather forecasting, and storm alerts, as well as airline travel.

By the second hour, the problems would have even spread to activities like education, health care, and many other basic services of industry and government.

Some years back, a communications satellite failed and the satellite-based pager system for many doctors, surgeons, police, and firemen suddenly went down. For the first time, people began to realize just how dependent they were on satellites in their daily lives.

At the 2012 International Space University (ISU) Symposium on Space Sustainability, one expert referred to the “Day After” scenario for the possibility when all satellites might fail.

Whereas one can survive without a utility like electricity for a short time, the longer-term consequences for a global society would be quite dramatic.

The same would happen for a world without satellite services. A world stripped of its application satellites would be set back many decades in its progress.

We would suddenly inhabit a world where misinformation could reign again. It is not an overstatement to say that a world without satellites could actually plunge us into war. In short, space applications today have become a utility, just as in the case of electricity or water.

We basically do not wonder where our electricity or our water was produced when we use a power socket or turn on a water faucet.

We just assume it will be available with good quality in a sustainable way. Today, in a world with rising population and climate change we are becoming more and more concerned about the long-term availability of resources, and when we do so we also need to reflect on the availability of space resources.

Just think about the consequences of a strong solar storm such as that occurred in 1859. This quite unusual Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) or solar eruption, now called the Carrington Event, managed to set telegraph offices on fire and brought the aurora borealis as far south as Cuba and Hawaii for many days.

It is evident that a repetition of such an event nowadays would bring considerable damage to our application satellites and could interrupt global satellite services in a major way.

Knowledge of satellite applications is important, but it is equally important to understand the whole system starting from the underlying basics of the technology and how satellites are built and operated nationally, regionally, and globally.

We need to know the potential of these satellites today and tomorrow as well as understand the threats that can influence their performance.

This handbook is exactly aimed to fulfill this purpose and provides an excellent and outstanding overview of satellite applications, at the same time emphasizing the regulatory, business, and policy aspects.

The authors are among the best experts worldwide and it is a pleasure to note that many of them are regular lecturers at the International Space University, which at the same time guarantees the interdisciplinary character of this unique standard work.

The International Space University for these reasons is proud to fully endorse this important handbook in its now second edition with significant new updates and additional chapters on new satellite networks and applications.

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