By Helen Gavaghan
During this, the 1st historical past of synthetic satellites and their makes use of, Helen Gavaghan exhibits how the assumption of placing an item in orbit round the earth replaced from technological know-how fiction to crucial know-how within the short while. targeting 3 significant parts of improvement - navigational satellites, communications, and climate remark and forecasting - Gavaghan tells the impressive within tale of ways vague women and men, frequently laboring lower than strict secrecy, made satellite tv for pc expertise possible.
"...a gripping read." -NEW SCIENTIST
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