domestic satellite


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domestic satellite

[də′mes·tik ′sad·əl‚īt]
(aerospace engineering)
A satellite in stationary orbit 22,300 miles (35,680 kilometers) above the equator for handling up to 12 separate color television programs, up to 14,000 private-line telephone calls, or an equivalent number of channels for other communication services within the United States. Abbreviated DOMSAT.
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1972: FCC "Open Skies" ruling creates domestic satellite communications carriers.
Summary Getting along with rapid economy growth, domestic satellite communication companies face new opportunities and obtain rapid growth in satellite private network market, satellite communication in rural regions, value added services, and other segmenting markets.
Looking at international market drivers (Figure o), direct access to Intelsat provides new market opportunities for domestic satellite service providers.
All domestic satellite campuses originally began on military bases, and the military regularly asks the university to consider opening new sites.
Capitol Earthbase presently has a 10-meter Scientific-Atlanta uplink that's capable of transmitting to any domestic satellite.
Since the establishment of the National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA)1 in 1969, Mitsubishi Electric has been a leading manufacturer contributing to Japanese space research and development, participating as the main contractor for nearly half of NASDA's domestic satellite development projects.
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Delphi supplies both OEM and retail hardware for both domestic satellite radio providers.
But, because of delays caused by complex legal and regulatory issues, it was not until 1970 (filing deadline: March 15, 1971) that the FCC entertained proposals for domestic satellite service on an "open skies" basis.
Along with rapid economic growth, domestic satellite communication companies face new opportunities and obtain rapid growth in the satellite private network market, satellite communication in rural regions, value added services, and other segment markets.
MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES: -- Monday, February 6: * 10:30 am Press Conference: Steve Fossett, Sir Richard Branson and a NASA representative will participate in a press conference at NASA's Kennedy Space Center -- Tuesday, February 7: * 5:00 - 6:30 am: Satellite interviews with Sir Richard Branson from KSC runway with the Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer pre-flight * 6:42 am: Live feed of launch: Available to downlink from US domestic satellite -- call for feed coordinates * 7:15 - 8:30 am: Live satellite interviews with Sir Richard Branson from KSC runway * 9:30 am: B Roll footage feed available via US domestic satellite -- call for feed coordinates The Virgin Atlantic US Press Office will be operating from NASA beginning Sunday afternoon.
not to mention the domestic satellite carriers and the "value-added" carriers (like Telenet and PCI with their packet-switching data networks) .

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