OPERATIONAL MARITIME SATELLITIES- AN EVOLVING CONCEPT

In April 1975, an Inter-Governmental Conference expected to lead to the establishment of an International Maritime Satellite System was convened in London. Preparation for the meeting had involved indepth examination of the operational, technical, economic, and institutional alternatives which might govern the system's implementation and functioning, as developed by the combined expertise of the Panel of Experts on Maritime Stellites. This paper reviews the concept development process within the Panel in these four broad areas, culminating in its recommended approach for the creation of a new Inter-Governmental body, an Interntational Maritime Satellite Organization (INMARSAT) to oversee the management of the space segment.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented as Paper 75-282 at the AIAA 11th Annual Meeting and Technical Display, Washington, D.C., February 24-26, 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    1290 Avenue of the Americas
    New York, NY  USA  10019
  • Authors:
    • Fenton, R E
  • Publication Date: 1975-10

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 165-169
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00131084
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1976 12:00AM