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IDT507 - Electronic Era

Presentation on satellite technology aimed at museum goers as an exhibit introduction.
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Kenneth Crosby

on 1 April 2016

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Transcript of IDT507 - Electronic Era

October 4, 1957
“Anyone who doubted its existence could walk into the backyard just after sunset and see it.”

— Mike Gray
"Now, so far as the satellite itself is concerned, that does not raise my apprehensions, not one iota."

— President Eisenhower
Sputnik 1
EXPLORER 1
January 31, 1958
Artificial Satellites:
How they changed communication and media.
Intercontinental telephone.
Television broadcasts.
Satellite radio and internet.
Weather monitoring.
Military surveillance operations.
Weaponization/Defence

Affordances of Satellite Technology
TBS
Acquired and Aired TV Shows
Popeye
The Brady Bunch
The Munsters
All in the Family
Sanford and Son
Little House on the Prairie
CHiPs
• Voice relay for landline systems

• Data exchange via internet services

• Video and broadcast television
Fixed Satellite Services
Mobile Satellite Services
• Mobile phone technology

• Land, sea, and air communications

• GPS and navigational systems
Scientific Research Satellites
• Earth, marine, and atmospheric research

• Meteorological studies

• Surface monitoring
Please,enjoy
the rest of
the exhibit!
IDT507-35W Information Technologies
Module 03 (Electronics)
Kenneth M. Crosby
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