The Satellite Technology Guide for the 21st Century-An Indispensable Reference


Face the challenging economic times head on and arm yourself with the essential guide to the global satellite industry with the indispensable reference to the industry, The Satellite Technology Guide for the 21st Century


The Satellite Technology Guide for the 21st Century by Virgil S. Labrador with chapter contributions from John M. Puetz, DC Palter and Daniel B. Freyer. 200 pages / 5.5" x 8.5" / Illustrated with photos, tables and diagrams with appendices ISBN: 978-1-60530-421-2   Price: US$ 20.00


The Satellite Technology Guide for the 21st Century clearly explains in non-technical terms the basics of satellite communications technology and how it works. This book also provides a historical background of the industry, its current status, market prospects, trends and the future of satellite communications. Fully illustrated with graphs and tables, the book contains appendices including a glossary of terms and a list of industry resources.

Chapters Include:

 - A Brief History of the Satellite Communications Industry

- Overview of the Satellite Communications Industry

- The Basics of Satellite Communications

- The Space Segment

- The Ground Segment

- Satellite Services


- Satellites and the Internet

- The Future of Satellite Communications


An indispensable guide to the basics of satellite technology and the global industry. No other book in the market today provides a more comprehensive view of satellite technology and the industry in one easy-to-read volume at a very low price of only $20.00.  Standard shipping rates start at only US$ 5.99  to any part of the world. 

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"The Satellite Technology Guide for the 21st Century really lives up to its title as it provides a readable overview of the latest developments in satellite technology and its current applications.  What's unique about the book is that it combines an appreciation of satellite technology and grounds it in the realities of the global satellite industry.  I highly recommend this book to anyone who is new to the satellite industry or as a refresher for those who have been in the industry and would like to update their knowledge and understanding of this growing industry."

--Alan Gottlieb

   President, Gottlieb Broadband International

  Washington, D.C.

"Our company has been exploring with other partners the possibility of going into the satellite business.  This book provides valuable and actionable information to get started in the business including how the technology works, who are the major players and what are the opportunities and prospects in the global satellite industry.  It is well-written in a non-technical style that anyone can easily understand and can be read from cover to cover during a long plane ride or a leisurely weekend.  It is heavily illustrated with instructive graphics and includes many references to the current industry situation and latest statistics."

-E. Khan

 CEO, Cosmos Group of Companies

 Vancouver, Canada


"If you are looking for a readable, first-class reference on satellite communications - that won’t put you to sleep - I recommend The Satellite Technology Guide for the 21st  Century.  Virgil, a veteran communicator in our industry, has authored another valuable reference that is both technically accurate and a good read."


-Thomas Vanderheyden

 Telecommunciations and Digital Media Practice Consultant, MRI China

 Hong Kong, China



Virgil Labrador is the Editor-in-Chief of Satellite Markets and Research. He is the co-author of the book, Heavens Filled with Commerce: A Brief History of the Satellite Communications Industry, for which he was nominated for the Eugene M. Emme Science Literature award by the American Astronautical Society.  He has worked in various capacities in the satellite industry for the last 15 years and holds a master's degree in communications management from the Annenberg School for Communication of the University of Southern California.