Additional Resources

Training/ Additional Resources


ITU Handbook on Satellite Communications
International Telecommunications Union

An essential overview of satellite communications from the organization that sets the international standards.

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Satellite Communications Systems: Systems, Techniques and Technology
Gerard Maral and Michel Bousquet

This updated and extended fourth edition covers the entire field of satellite communications engineering from the techniques of orbital mechanics and radio wave propagation to the design of communication links and earth stations.

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Satellite Technology: Principles and Applications
Anil K. Maini and Varsha Agrawal

The essentials of satellite technology are explained, by introducing orbits and trajectories, launch and in-orbit operations, satellite hardware, communication techniques, multiple access techniques and link design.

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Wavefront’s Aurora: Step by Step Guide
Roger LeClair

The essential concepts of satellite interference analysis and coordination, and step-by-step instructions, for performing satellite interference analysis using Wavefront’s Aurora.

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Online resources

International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
Official site
Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R)
Study Groups
Space networks and related software
Radiocommunication Seminars and Workshops
World Radiocommunication Seminar 2010 (WRS-10)

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Official site
Spectrum Inventory Table
World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-07)
World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-12)

National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)
Official site
Manual of Regulations and Procedures for Federal Radio Frequency Management (Redbook)
United States Frequency Allocation Chart

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Official site
NORAD Two-Line Element Sets

Center for Space Standards & Innovation (CSSI)
Official site

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) OpenCourseWare
16.851 Satellite Engineering

University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) Extension
Introduction to Satellite Communication
Satellite Communication Systems Design

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