This is a concise reference on satellite technology, which covers in one volume both the technological as well as the application aspects of satellites and the related topics. The text explains satellite technology, offering an introduction to the fundamentals, before covering orbits and trajectories, launch and in-orbit operations, hardware, communication techniques, multiple access techniques, and link design fundamentals. The authors make a unique attempt to offer a complete survey of applications: remote sensing, meteorological, military, navigation and scientific applications have been given as exhaustive a treatment as those of communications. The authors also provide an inclusive compendium on satellites and satellite launch vehicles making this an essential reference book. .