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Origins of Satellite Communications, 1945-1965

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ISBN-10: 1935623605

ISBN-13: 9781935623601

Edition: N/A

Authors: David J. Whalen

List price: $41.00
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Conventional assumptions hold that U.S. government research and development efforts produced the satellite communications industry. David J. Whalen has looked deeply into the history of the industry and presents remarkable new information to tell a much different story. He finds that most of the satellite technology was privately developed by AT&T and Hughes Aircraft Company, and that the market for satellite communications existed before the government stepped in. In this detailed history of satellite communication's earliest years, Whalen explains that NASA, the White House, and Congress intervened in satellite communications development to show the world that the U.S. was in the space…    
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Book details

List price: $41.00
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press
Publication date: 7/1/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748

David J. Whalen has been an engineer in the satellite communications industry for almost thirty years. He is currently a consultant and lives in Virginia.