People will use geostationary satellite communications



Arthur C. Clarke : science fiction author, inventor, and futurist
“… An ``artificial satellite'' at the correct distance from the earth would make one revolution every 24 hours; i.e., it would remain stationary above the same spot and would be within optical range of nearly half the earth's surface. Three repeater stations, 120 degrees apart in the correct orbit, could give television and microwave coverage to the entire planet. I'm afraid this isn't going to be of the slightest use to our post-war planners, but I think it is the ultimate solution to the problem.“


“Peacetime Uses for V2” article in Wireless World


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