ERIC Number: ED158771
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Communications Satellite Services in the United States--Present Status, Future Prospects. A Paper Prepared for the National Institute of Education.
Norwood, Frank W.
To provide a baseline for thinking about future experiments, this paper begins with a review of educational satellite experiments undertaken in the past. A review and analysis of the communications satellites currently in use by both the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and by the various commercial carriers is presented in non-technical terms. In each case, there is a brief description of the technological parameters of the system and a description of the kinds of services which the hardware can provide. In forecasting the "second generation" of satellites, the paper limits itself to plans and proposals which are now under discussion and avoids unrealistic speculation, an approach which, in a field under rapid development, may be as much a limit as a strength. (Author/VT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A