From Sputnik To Satnav

Chris Bowlby traces the history of the man-made satellite, from Sputnik's dramatic Cold War launch to the present day.

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0120061123

Satellites in space are crucial to much of life on Earth today and their power has been contested by politicians and the military as well as civilians.

0220061130

In this edition, he reveals how a broadcasting revolution demonstrated the reach of satellite power.

03 LAST20061207

A look at the competition for supremacy in the next generation of space-based technology.