Clarke wasn't an engineer, he didn't actually sit down, design, and build a satellite. Instead, he was a scientist and science fiction author, who wrote visionary works from the 1940's and on. It was he who first wrote about the idea of using manned space stations as television relay studios for global broadcast around the world. He rightly claimed the value of placing any such relay devices in a "geostationary orbit", one that stays fixed above a set point over the Earth's equator. Placing three of these stations equidistant around the equator would allow nearly total global coverage, nearly up to the poles. Satellite companies later took his ideas and actually designed and built the satellites to do the work he first envisioned. He first wrote about this around 1945. The first actual communications satellites went up in the 1960's.
However, Clarke's vision of what a communications satellite would look like was vastly different from today's reality. His vision was restricted by the fact that at that time, the transistor was not yet invented. Electronic equipment used vacuum tubes requiring enormous power supplies. Such equipment was notoriously unreliable with MTBF (mean time between failure) measured in only hundreds of hours and would require constant repair & maintenance. He suggested that a communications satellite would be very large, perhaps as big as medium sized office block, and would house a significant technical staff who would live on the satellite. It would probably have to be constructed in space and boosted into the geosynchronous orbit when completed.
Today's communications satellites are generally just a few metres in length and width and weigh just a few tons. Their electronics are based on VLSI (very large scale integration) that allows millions of transistors on a microchip, and giving an MTBF measured in hundreds of thousands of hours.
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John Arthur Clark died on 1976-01-18.
John Arthur Clark was born on 1886-06-08.
Arthur S. Clark has written: 'Clark and Smith families of Virginia' -- subject(s): Genealogy
Arthur H. Clark Company was created in 1902.
Arthur Clark has written: 'The story of Monmouthshire' -- subject(s): History
F. Arthur Clark has written: 'Su Pasaporte Al Exito'
Arthur Melville Clark has written: 'Studies in literary modes' 'Thomas Heywood'
Arthur H. Clark - sculptor - was born in 1924.
Arthur C. Clark was one of the best , he believed in the science in science-fiction .
William Arthur Clark has written: 'The girl on the Volkswagen floor' -- subject(s): Case studies, Murder
He was famous for inventing the bionic ear in the 1970s
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The cast of The Satellite Shooters - 2001 includes: Mohammed Assi as Tawfiq Clark Pendery as The Kid
issac clark invented dead space >:0
her occupation was working for Lewis and Clark
The Dog Star is a fictional story. It is not about a personal experience the Arthur C Clark had on the moon. Nor is there any expectation in the story.
Eugenie clark i0s at her home town in new york city, new york stll studying sharks and working on a project
lewis and clark seperated because they weren't a good team working together sailing in a ship they just coulden't handle it so someone gave lewis the idea of breaking his friendship with clark
Clark D. Halker has written: 'For democracy, workers, and God' -- subject(s): American Protest poetry, American Working class writings, American poetry, History, History and criticism, Intellectual life, Religion in literature, Working class, Working class in literature
Neil M. Clark has written: 'Common Sense In Labor Management' -- subject(s): Management, Working class, Employee participation
Arthur Miller. He was a playwright and screenplay writer. He wrote the screen play for "The Misfits," in which Marilyn starred with Clark Gable.
He lived in Sri Lanka until his death