Cover: The geostationary platform 1976-1986: evolution of an advanced space system concept

The geostationary platform 1976-1986: evolution of an advanced space system concept

Published 1987

by Scott Pace

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The geostationary platform is an instructive case study of the forces affecting the design and construction of space systems: Ten years after being proposed, the geostationary platform has not been built. This paper reviews the history of the geostationary platform, including the initial proposal, NASA and commercial studies of the concept, and competing concepts. It concludes with a review of the current status of the geoplatform program.

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