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Heaven & Earth, Civilian Uses Of Near Earth Space

Heaven & Earth, Civilian Uses Of Near Earth Space

By Dorinda G. Dallmeyer, Kosta Tsipis


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Near-earth space, which extends to geosynchronous orbits where satellites remain faithfully over a fixed spot on the ground, does not lend itself to romantic fantasies of science fiction. It is a working place from which services can be delivered with ease and efficiency.

Meteorology, seismic and crop-yield predictions, environmental monitoring, communications of all sorts, guidance and navigation, medical and educational services, treaty verification and photographic reconnaissance, news-gathering, scientific observation across the entire electromagnetic spectrum, prospecting, remote sensing, and monitoring of human activities are all in a day's work for near-earth space.

Global cellular telephony, only a few years ago the exclusive privilege of comic-book heroes, is becoming a space-based commonplace. Planes that land in fog and cars that find their way in the labyrinthine streets of Tokyo guided from space are beyond a near horizon. Space is delivering its promise.

This volume describes many of these activities and their prospects for changing the way we live, communicate, and travel on this Earth.

Publish Date 12/01/1996
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789041102621
SKU 10057879-0001