Sea Launch's recent failure means more than just a lost payload and revenue for Intelsat: It means the status quo for launch services will continue for a while longer, write Dave Baiocchi and William Welser.
A "rule of thumb" is set forth that communications planners can use in making efficient satellite leasing decisions while facing uncertain demand for satellite services.
American firms have begun to operate their own imaging satellite systems, aiming to become an important part of the U.S. commercial remote sensing industry.
Assesses military use of commercial wideband satellites by evaluating their effectiveness across several characteristics defined by the United States Space Command.
... tests the contention that the commercial sector consistently manages acquisition programs better than the military.
An examination of the potential conflict over the pricing of communications satellites. Following a brief description of satellite technology and institutional arrangements for developing and operating a commercial system, the cost structure is analy...
A study of the economics of supplying direct communication services to underdeveloped countries. Comparing the costs of satellite transmission with those of land microwave (for television and telephone) and with shipment of film (for television), th...
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Ph.D. in geophysics and space physics, UCLA; M.S. in geophysics and space physics, UCLA; B.S. in physics, UC San Diego
Ph.D. in aero/astro engineering, University of Michigan; M.S. in aerospace engineering, Pennsylvania State University; S.B. in astronautical engineering, M.I.T.