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Arthur C. Clarke Predicts Communication by Geosynchronous Satellites

10/1945
<p>Arthur C. Clarke in February 1965, on one of the sets of<em> 2001: A Space Odyssey</em></p>

Arthur C. Clarke in February 1965, on one of the sets of 2001: A Space Odyssey

In October 1945 British science fiction writer and futurist Arthur C. Clarke published "Extra-Terrestrial Relays: Can Rocket Stations Give World-wide Radio Coverage?," Wireless World (October 1945) 205-308. In article Clarke envisaged a group of three manned space stations arranged in a triangle around the earth, launched by versions of the German V-2 (A4), or the larger planned, but not constructed, German A10 intercontinental ballistic missile.

The idea of satellites in geostationary orbit was first proposed by Herman Potočnik in his 1929 book issed in Berlin, Das Problem der Befahrung des Weltraums - der Raketen-Motor. Clarke cited this work as a reference in his 1945 paper.

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