The scope of this paper is to examine the technical aspects of a joint maritime and aeronautical satellite system. In separate studies the authors have examined the economic results of such a combination and the results have been reported elsewhere. Although communication is the principal service, some further consideration has been given to the idea of supplying navigation and surveillance simultaneously. It is concluded that the aggregate of technology advances predicted for the mid 80s will reduce the cost of providing a maritime or aeronautical satellite communications system. The use of the Shuttle will permit the design of lower cost and more reliable spacecraft.

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  • Pagination: p. 148-155

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  • Accession Number: 00193634
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: IEE 160 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 25 1979 12:00AM