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Satellites Provide Distant Connections (.PDF Download)

Satellites have become a well-established contributor to modern electronic communications. RAF officer and science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke is often credited (in 1945) with the concept of communications by means of relaying signals back and forth between the earth and orbiting artificial satellites. Satellite communications (satcom) systems have evolved a great deal from that early idea, growing into the many different satellite constellations at different orbiting altitudes that are

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