|About the Book|
This handbook provides access to the exciting world of satellites without enormous financial outlay. As an introduction to satellite operations it provides the layman with the necessary information to set up a receiving system for producing weather satellite pictures. It describes a wealth of fascinating projects using affordable and readily available equipment. Scientific, weather and research satellites are featured, together with examples of the types of data and pictures they transmit. All aspects of setting up a home satellite station are covered: the practicalities of working within a budget- the selection of a computer for picture decoding- where to buy kits and ready built systems, all of which is accompanied by the appropriate cautionary advice. A simple software program that can track up to 200 satellites can be obtained form the author.