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    Date of birth: December 16, 1917
    Place of birth: Minehead, Somerset, England

    Arthur C. Clarke moved to London in 1936, there he joined the British Interplanetary Society (which he presided from 1946 - 1947 and from 1950 - 1953). There he started to experiment with astronomic material.

    During World War II, Clarke served as a RAF officer in charge of the first radar "talk-down" equipment during its experimental trials. His only non science fiction work "Glide Path" is based on his experiences in WWII.

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    In 1945 he published the technical paper "Extra - Terrestrial Relays", which layed down the principles of satellite communications on geostationary orbits. These principles gave him numerous honors, like the Marconi International Fellowship in 1982, a Fellowship at King's College (London), a gold medal from the Franklin Institute, among others. Today, the geostationary orbit at 42,000 Km. is named the Clarke Orbit by the International Astronomical Union.
     
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    Glide Path

    Arthur C. Clarke book, Glide Path: To The Heart of Experimental Technology..In WWII!. It shows the start of early radar and some interpersonal conflicts and relationships at his 1st RAF posting.


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    "Extra - Terrestrial Relays"

    Hello friends,

    If anybody is interested in the Arthur C. Clarke article "Extra - Terrestrial Relays" as published in the October 1945 edition of Wireless World, please pm me.
    I can arrange for it to be sent to an email address of your choice as either a Word document or in .pdf format.

    Regards, Brian
     

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