The mind has an extraordinary ability to see things that are hoped for, Arthur C. Clarke said in 1973. Years later he noted that it cost about $100, in terms of kilowatt-hours, to go to the moon, "whereas it costs about a billion dollars the way we've done it."
These two quotes from the grandfather of satellite communications and author of 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY point to one of the primary qualities INTELSAT looks for in filling engineering positions: the ability to apply book knowledge to the practical aspects of satellite communications.
"Students Interested in Satellite Communications Can Gain an Edge in the Job Market by Studying Science and Theory,"
Online Journal of Space Communication: Vol. 1
, Article 15.
Available at: https://ohioopen.library.ohio.edu/spacejournal/vol1/iss1/15
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