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Down to Earth offers the 1st entire review of the geopolitical maneuvers, monetary investments, technological ideas, and ideological struggles that occur backstage of the satellite tv for pc undefined. satellite tv for pc initiatives that experience now not got wide coverage—microsatellites in China, WorldSpace in South Africa, SiriusXM, the mess ups of united states 193 and Cosmos 954, and Iridium—are explored. This assortment takes readers on a voyage via a very international undefined, from the websites the place satellites are introduced to the company fresh rooms the place they're designed, and alongside the orbits and paths that satellites traverse. Combining a pragmatic advent to the mechanics of the satellite tv for pc undefined, a historical past of ways its practices and applied sciences have advanced, and a cosmopolitan theoretical research of satellite tv for pc cultures, Down to Earth opens up a brand new house for international media studies.

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