The promise of massive coverage of large geographical areas of the world by satellite transmissions has excited politicians for over a decade. It has not excited the imaginations of managers of educational systems and administrators. It is perhaps a case of, on the one hand, the dreamer, and on the other, the dream which could turn into the nightmare of reality. The developing countries seek ways to short circuit the educational methodologies of the present. The pressing needs of rapidly developing societies demand action and the need for governments to respond and communicate to the under-privileged has been identified as central to development. The state of satellite technology is evident for all to see and hear. The adoption of this technology and the harnessing of its potential has yet to be fully realized. A massive management programme of earth-bound resources will be necessary, and this paper endeavours to provide a framework for discussion.