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Communications Satellites

Supplemental Information on the Cost Estimates Given in Research Memorandum RM-2709-NASA

Published 1961

by William Meckling


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Background information supplementing the cost estimates for communications satellites given in RM-2709-NASA, "Communications Satellites: An Introductory Survey of Technology and Economic Promise." This Memorandum presents equations for computing costs per voice channel. Their application is explained for communications satellites, submarine cables, and microwave relay systems.

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