The Evolution Of Satellites

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When we turn on the TV to watch the news, how is that image being projected through our TV? When we call a family member on the other side of the world, what technology is making it possible? The main device being used to send those signals is a satellite. The creation of satellites was a huge breakthrough for technology; it gave the populace a chance to communicate with anyone on the planet. This technology has needed to change and evolve to meet the increasing demand of the world population. With this advanced development of technology comes risk. What have we accomplished with this technology and what have we yet to discover. From the beginning of the invention of satellites, technology has been evolving and enabled change that has given …show more content…
The first communication satellite to be used was released by America called ECHO 1 in 1960. This satellite reflected signals sent from earth via radio waves (The Satellite ECHO 1 1960).It was the first step for worldwide communications. The biggest breakthrough with satellite communication was the launch of geosynchronous and geostationary orbit satellites. These satellites enabled round the clock connection previous low-earth orbit satellites were unable to perform. The first successful geostationary satellite was SYNCOM 3; this satellite broadcast the 1964 Tokyo Olympics to the USA. It was the first transoceanic TV broadcast (Rosen, H. A. 1984). The accomplishment of SYNCOM prompted the improvement of satellite frameworks for both universal and local applications. The competition that followed among local satellite frameworks has brought about various imaginative administrations. With the success of the SYNCOM satellites, came a new era of communication giving the industry new ideas. We can see from 1957 to 1964 the technology in satellites evolved dramatically from the reflection of radio signals to transoceanic TV …show more content…
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