Down to Earth provides the 1st accomplished review of the geopolitical maneuvers, monetary investments, technological ideas, and ideological struggles that ensue backstage of the satellite tv for pc undefined. satellite tv for pc tasks that experience no longer acquired large coverage—microsatellites in China, WorldSpace in South Africa, SiriusXM, the disasters of united states 193 and Cosmos 954, and Iridium—are explored. This assortment takes readers on a voyage via a really worldwide undefined, from the websites the place satellites are introduced to the company fresh rooms the place they're designed, and alongside the orbits and paths that satellites traverse. Combining a realistic advent to the mechanics of the satellite tv for pc undefined, a historical past of ways its practices and applied sciences have developed, and a worldly theoretical research of satellite tv for pc cultures, Down to Earth opens up a brand new area for international media studies.
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