Satellites

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Infobase Publishing, May 14, 2014 - Science - 337 pages
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Presents a history of man-made satellites, explains related scientific concepts, and provides brief biographies of important individuals.
 

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Contents

From Sputnik 1 to Aura
1
How a Satellite Works
37
Satellites Come in All Sizes and Shapes
73
Military Satellites
91
Weather Satellites
139
Communications Satellites
153
Navigation Satellites
175
Satellites as Scientific Observatories
185
EarthObserving Spacecraft
211
Earth System Science and Global Change
229
Conclusion
247
Chronology
249
Glossary
271
Further Reading
301
Index
307
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Fundamentals of Remote Sensing
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About the author (2014)

JOSEPH A. ANGELO, JR., a retired U.S. Air Force officer (lieutenant colonel), is currently a consulting futurist and technical writer. He has a Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from the University of Arizona and served as a nuclear research officer in the U.S. Air Force (1967-1987) in a variety of scientific positions involving nuclear weapons development and nuclear treaty monitoring. He is also an adjunct professor in the College of Engineering at Florida Tech, specializing in nuclear radiation protection and waste management. Dr. Angelo is the author of 15 other technical books, including Space Technology (Greenwood, 2003) and Space Nuclear Power (co-authored with David Buden).

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