Video Course 3:
Satellite Communication Services
Broadcast Satellite Services: With the advent in 1994 of more powerful space platforms targeting smaller fixed earth terminals offering multiple digital channels of popular programming, Direct to Home (DBS/DSS) satellite broadcasting emerged as one of the space industry's most successful sectors. In these lectures, DBS applications and related businesses are examined from historical, technological, economic, regulatory and consumer perspectives.
With the launch of WorldSpace in 1998 and 2000, XM Satellite Radio in 2001 and Sirius Satellite Radio in 2002, Digital Audio Radio Services (DAB/DARS) emerged as a major innovation in satellite services. Here, DAB/DARS applications and related businesses are examined from historical, technological, economic, regulatory and consumer perspectives.
DBS and DAB
MSS-LEO and MSS-GEO
Mobile Satellite Services: With the launch of the Iridium and Globalstar constellations into low earth orbit in the 1990s, there was reason to think that the new era of global voice connectivity from space had begun. These lectures illustrate the reasons, having to do with timing, technology, economics, regulation and consumer preferences, why the narrowband voice services failed to meet expectations.
Innovations in spacecraft design and more capable earth terminals in the 21st century brought about a new generation of GEO-based broadband satellite applications for mobile users. The instructor examines the technological breakthroughs that have created new business opportunities in the MSS sector as a result of the offerings of Thuraya Satellite Telecommunications Co., Inmarsat with its new I-4 series and Boeing Connexion.
FSS-VSAT and IP-Sat
Fixed Satellite Services: Beginning with the global roll out of Hughes Network Systems and GE Spacenet data networks in the 1990s, Very Small Aperture Satellite Terminals (VSATs/USATs) emerged as major innovations in satellite services. In these lectures, VSAT applications and related business services are examined from historical, technological, economic, regulatory and consumer perspectives.
With the development of the DirecPC and DirecWay Internet delivery systems in the 1990s, and many follow-on innovations appearing in the new millennium, Internet Protocol via Satellite (IP-Sat) services in interactive broadband format, can now be delivered almost anywhere on the planet. Here, IP-Satellite applications and related businesses are examined from historical, technological, economic, regulatory and consumer perspectives.
Space Systems Tutorial
Video Course 1: Basics of Satellite Communications by Dr. Joseph N. Pelton, includes:
Services, History and Orbits
Frequency Allocations, Spectrum and Key Terms
Components of Communication Satellites
Modulation, Multiplexing and Link Budgets
Ground Segment and Practical Aspects of Satcom
Video Course 2: Fixed Satellite Systems by Dr. Joseph N. Pelton, includes:
Objectives, Key Definitions and Systems Growth
Evolution of FSS Networks - Technology Trends, Ground Antennas and TTC&M
Regulatory Shifts, Trade Constraints, Frequency Allocations and New Business Trends
Video Course 3: Satellite Communication Services by Dr. Don Flournoy, includes:
Video Course 4: Space Remote Sensing Systems by Dr. Scott Madry, includes:
Introduction to Space Remote Sensing
Current and Future Remote Sensing Systems
High Resolution and Advanced Systems
Active Radar Remote Sensing Systems
Video Course 5: Foundations in Space Marketing by Dr. Daniel D. Butler, includes: