Title: Extraterrestrial Relays

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Title: Extraterrestrial Relays Title Record # 119036
Author: Arthur C. Clarke
Date: 1945-10-00
Variant Title of: Extra-Terrestrial Relays (by Arthur C. Clarke ) [may list more publications, awards, reviews, votes and covers]
Type: ESSAY
Language: English
Note: This rather famous paper appears in at least two somewhat different versions. The one in Voices from the Sky (1965) reprints the original from Wireless World for October 1945. It contains four figures and two equations in the text as well as a list of seven references in the the end. A facsimile is reprinted in Ascent to Orbit (1984) The version in Greetings, Carbon-Based Bipeds! (1999) is much simplified, omitting all technical details. Apart from that, the text itself is only very slightly revised. Clarke calls this "my final - I hope - version".
Synopsis: Apparently the first appearance in print of the idea about communication satellites in geostationary orbits. Clarke later wistfully reflected how never patented it and once remarked, perhaps ironically, that the paper is "the most important thing I ever wrote".
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Current Tags: non-fiction (1), geosynchronous communications satellites (1)

Publications

Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog# Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Voices from the Sky - Previews of the Coming Space Age 1966-00-00 Arthur C. Clarke Gollancz   25/ 241 hc? non-fic Checkmark
Eine neue Zeit bricht an - Elektronik und Raumfahrt verändern die Welt 1968-00-00 Arthur C. Clarke Econ     295 hc? non-fic Karl-Wilhelm Schalk Checkmark
Voices from the Sky 1969-00-00 Arthur C. Clarke Mayflower 0-583-11536-5 5/- 202 pb? non-fic Checkmark
Voices from the Sky 1969-00-00 Arthur C. Clarke Mayflower 0-583-11536-5 5/- 202 pb? non-fic  
Voices from the Sky 1971-01-00 Arthur C. Clarke Pyramid Books #T2396 $0.75 207 pb? non-fic Ron Walotsky Checkmark
Voices from the Sky 1980-02-00 Arthur C. Clarke Pocket Books 0-671-82141-5 $2.50 240 pb? non-fic Checkmark
Greetings, Carbon-Based Bipeds!: Collected Essays 1934-1998 1999-00-00 Arthur C. Clarke Voyager 0-00-224697-X £19.99 xviii+
558
hc? non-fic Checkmark
Greetings, Carbon-Based Bipeds!: Collected Essays 1934-1998 1999-08-00 Arthur C. Clarke St. Martin's Press 0-312-19893-0 $35.00 xvii+
558
hc? non-fic Checkmark
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