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Welcome to the homepage of Handbook of Satellite Applications, a comprehensive reference work from Springer.

The Handbook of Satellite Applications will be the complete guide to Satellite Communications, Remote Sensing, Navigation, and Meteorology.

Our objective is to create an internationally based and authoritative reference work about every aspect of space applications under the auspices of the International Space University.

Joseph N. Pelton, Scott Madry, Sergio Camacho Lara

(Editors in Chief)

  1. Satellite Applications Handbook: The Complete Guide to Satellite Communications, Remote Sensing, Navigation, and Meteorology
  2. Satellite Communications Overview
  3. History of Satellite Communications
  4. Space Telecommunications Services and Applications
  5. Satellite Orbits for Communications Satellites
  6. Fixed Satellite Communications: Market Dynamics and Trends
  7. Satellite Communications Video Markets: Dynamics and Trends
  8. Mobile Satellite Communications Markets: Dynamics and Trends
  9. An Examination of the Governmental Use of Military and Commercial Satellite Communications
  10. Economics and Financing of Communications Satellites
  11. Satellite Communications and Space Telecommunications Frequencies
  12. Regulatory Process for Communications Satellite Frequency Allocations
  13. Satellite Radio Communications Fundamentals and Link Budgets
  14. Satellite Communications Modulation and Multiplexing
  15. Satellite Transmission, Reception and On-Board Processing Signaling and Switching
  16. Satellite Communications Antenna Concepts and Engineering
  17. Satellite Antenna Systems Design and Implementation Around the World
  18. Satellite Earth Station Antenna Systems and System Design
  19. Technical Challenges of Integration of Space and Terrestrial Systems
  20. Satellite Communications Regulatory, Legal and Trade Issues
  21. Trends and Future of Satellite Communications
  22. Introduction to Satellite Navigation Systems
  23. Global Navigation Satellite Systems: Orbital Parameters, Time and Space Reference Systems and Signal Structures
  24. International Committee on GNSS
  25. Current and Future GNSS and Their Augmentation Systems
  26. Introduction and History of Space Remote Sensing
  27. Electromagnetic Radiation Principles and Concepts as Applied to Space Remote Sensing
  28. Astronaut Photography: Handheld Camera Imagery from Low Earth Orbit
  29. Electro-optical and Hyper-spectral Remote Sensing
  30. Operational Applications of Radar Images
  31. Lidar Remote Sensing
  32. Digital Image Acquisition: Preprocessing and Data Reduction
  33. Digital Image Processing: Post-processing and Data Integration
  34. Remote Sensing Data Applications
  35. Geographic Information Systems and Geomatics
  36. Introduction to Space Systems for Meteorology
  37. United States Meteorological Satellite Program
  38. EUMETSAT Geostationary Meteorological Satellite Programs
  39. International Meteorological Satellite Systems
  40. Overview of the Spacecraft Bus
  41. Telemetry, Tracking, and Command (TT&C)
  42. Lifetime Testing, Redundancy, Reliability and Mean Time to Failure
  43. Ground Systems for Satellite Application Systems for Navigation, Remote Sensing, and Meteorology
  44. Common Elements versus Unique Requirements in Various Types of Satellite Application Systems
  45. Launch Vehicles and Launch Sites
  46. Orbital Debris and Sustainability of Space Operations
  47. Space Weather and Hazards to Application Satellites
  48. The World's Launch Sites
  49. Major Launch Systems Available Globally
  50. Global Communications Satellite Systems
  51. US Domestic Communications Satellite Systems