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NCJ Number: 42017 Find in a Library
Title: PUBLIC SERVICE COMMUNICATIONS SATELLITE - AN OVERVIEW
Author(s): D E WITTEN
Corporate Author: National Aeronautics and Space Admin
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 22
Sponsoring Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Admin
Greenbelt, MD 20771
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS FACT SHEET DESCRIBES THE CONTRIBUTIONS THAT COMMUNICATIONS SATELLITES HAVE MADE IN BRINGING THE WORLD CLOSER TOGETHER.
Abstract: COMMUNICATIONS SATELLITES HAVE MORE THAN REPAID THE COST OF THEIR DEVELOPMENT AND LAUNCHING. THESE SATELLITES ARE BASICALLY COMMUNICATIONS REPEATERS. THE POTENTIAL USE FOR THESE SATELLITES IS IN THE REALM OF PUBLIC SERVICES. THE MAIN USE WOULD BE FOR THINLY POPULATED AND REMOTE REGIONS WHERE CONVENTIONAL MEANS OF DELIVERING SUCH SERVICES MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE OR ECONOMICALLY FEASIBLE. THE VARIOUS USES INCLUDE EMERGENCY MEDICAL, SAFETY, DISASTER, AND LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMUNICATIONS. TECHNICAL INFORMATION ON THE OPERATION OF THE SATELLITES IS INCLUDED IN THE PAPER. ADDITIONAL TECHNICAL DATA IS INCLUDED IN NCJ 42016....BDS
Index Term(s): Communications centers; Data communications; Emergency communications; Emergency operations centers; Radio base stations; Telecommunications equipment
Note: RELEASE NO G-12-77
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