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The Satellite Encyclopedia

TSE (short name for "The Satellite Encyclopedia") is a hypertext document built around a dictionary of 3600 satellites. Each satellite fact sheet contains basic information (launch date, official identification...) and extensive description of the payload.
TSE is updated every 3 months.


Available in Winhelp and WWW formats
  • over 5100 pages (see a sample satellite fact sheet)
  • multiple thematic listings (per country, launcher, purpose, etc.)
  • 800 high quality EIRP & G/T maps (see the list)
  • the list of satellites on the Clarke Belt slot per slot
  • 3600+ satellites covered
  • a detailed list of future launches (250+ satellites with descriptions)
  • 13000 keywords to search from!
  • Published since 1994... 69th edition!

Who buys The Satellite Encyclopedia?
  • Space agencies
  • Satellite operators
  • Spacecraft manufacturers
  • PTTs & Broadcasters
  • Satellite dealers
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  • Consultants and Engineers
  • Military & Government
  • Finance & Insurance
  • Technical libraries
  • Satellite & HAM enthusiasts
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The Satellite Encyclopedia is available in two editions:
the WWW edition that requires a web browser and a reasonnably good internet connection.
ISSN 1630-277X
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the Winhelp edition that requires Microsoft Windows (any version above 3.0) with 256-color screen minimum (65000 best). Delivered via CD or via internet download. Perfect for people who want to read TSE off-line. ISSN 1630-2761
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There is a shareware version of the Winhelp edition containing only 1/4th of the information included in the full product. (therefore numerous items are missing and some links are "broken"). This will let you evaluate our Winhelp product. It is downloadable from the link below:
You can check the integrity of any tse064.zip archive with it's PGP signature. Public keys are here and available on the major public key servers. Some old files are available from http://www.TBS-satellite.com/ftp/, the anonymous FTP zone is closed.


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You may download archives of old TSE Winhelp editions from:
Access to these archives is free of charge buy copyrights are maintained.

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Revision date: 1 Sep 2009
By: TBS Internet
URL: http://www.TBS-satellite.com/tse/
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