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Issue 11: Video Course 3

Video Course 3:
Satellite Communication Services

Dr. Don Flournoy


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.

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Lecture 1

DBS and DAB

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Lecture 2

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.

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Lecture 3

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.

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Contents
Issue No. 11:
Space Systems Tutorial

Fall 2006


From the Editor

Video Course 1: Basics of Satellite Communications by Dr. Joseph N. Pelton, includes:

Lecture 1:
Services, History and Orbits

Lecture 2:
Frequency Allocations, Spectrum and Key Terms

Lecture 3:
Components of Communication Satellites

Lecture 4:
Modulation, Multiplexing and Link Budgets

Lecture 5:
Ground Segment and Practical Aspects of Satcom

Video Course 2: Fixed Satellite Systems by Dr. Joseph N. Pelton, includes:

Lecture 1:
Objectives, Key Definitions and Systems Growth

Lecture 2:
Evolution of FSS Networks - Technology Trends, Ground Antennas and TTC&M

Lecture 3:
Regulatory Shifts, Trade Constraints, Frequency Allocations and New Business Trends

Video Course 3: Satellite Communication Services by Dr. Don Flournoy, includes:

Lecture 1:
DBS and DAB

Lecture 2:
MSS-LEO and MSS-GEO

Lecture 3:
FSS-VSAT and IP-Sat

Video Course 4: Space Remote Sensing Systems by Dr. Scott Madry, includes:

Lecture 1:
Introduction to Space Remote Sensing

Lecture 2:
Current and Future Remote Sensing Systems

Lecture 3:
High Resolution and Advanced Systems

Lecture 4:
Active Radar Remote Sensing Systems

Video Course 5: Foundations in Space Marketing by Dr. Daniel D. Butler, includes:

Lecture 1:
Marketing Concept

Lecture 2:
Market Segmentation

Lecture 3:
Packaging and Promotion

Lecture 4:
Consumer Behavior

Contributors

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