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131, 1301-1304. 37. Bridge, H. , Dilworth, C , Lazarus, A. , Lyon, E. , and Scherb, F. (1961). Direct observations of the interplanetary plasma, Proc. Intern. Con], on Cosmic Rays and the Earth Storm, Kyoto in press. 38. Heppner, J. , Ness, N . , Skillman, T. , and Scearce, C. S. (1961). Magnetic field measurement with the Explorer X satellite. Proc. Intern. Conf. on Cosmic Rays and the Earth Storm, Kyoto in press. Advances in Communication Relay Satellite Techniques R . P . HAVILAND Missile and Space Division, Philadelphia, General Electric Pennsylvania Company, I.
For the period around 1980, total traffic is estimated to amount to between 3 and 5 times the 1970 traffic. III. Satisfaction of Communication Demand  The present and expected future modes of intercontinental (transocean) telecommunications are shown pictorially in Fig. 3. Two of the FIG. 3 . Modes of telecommunication. COMMUNICATION RELAY SATELLITE TECHNIQUES 27 modes use radio communication, one being by satellite and the other by ionosphere reflection. The third uses submarine cables. Satisfaction of the demand for long distance communication by means of ionosphere-reflected radio, shown in Fig.
E. (1960). "Iskusstvennye sputniki Zemli N o . " Izd. Akad. , Moscow, 1961; see also: A study of the interplanetary ionized gas, high energy electrons, and corpuscular radiation from the Sun by means of the three-electrode trap for charged particles on second Soviet Cosmic Rocket. Doklady Akad. R. 131, 1301-1304. 37. Bridge, H. , Dilworth, C , Lazarus, A. , Lyon, E. , and Scherb, F. (1961). Direct observations of the interplanetary plasma, Proc. Intern. Con], on Cosmic Rays and the Earth Storm, Kyoto in press.
Advances in space science and technology. Volume 5 by Frederick I. Ordway