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1 [edited by] V. Marti??nez Pillet, A. Aparicio, F. Sa??nchez Payload and mission definition in space sciences OB0655 Book  
2 Ben Evans Partnership in space I02382 eBook  
3 Stacey Solomone China's strategy in space I02272 2013 eBook  
4 by Brian Harvey China in space I02198 2013 eBook  
5 by C. Lardier Soyuz launch vehicle I02187 2013 eBook  
6 James F. Woodward Making starships and stargates I02101 2013 eBook  
7 Dominic Phelan () (ed.) Cold war space sleuths I02056 2013 eBook  
8 Erik Seedhouse Astronauts for hire I01834 2012 eBook  
9 Ben Evans At home in space I01655 2012 eBook  
10 Wesley T. Huntress Soviet robots in the solar system I01626 2011 eBook  
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TitlePayload and mission definition in space sciences
Author(s)[edited by] V. Marti??nez Pillet, A. Aparicio, F. Sa??nchez
Description1 online resource (393 pages) : digital, PDF file(s)
Abstract NoteThis 2005 book is for scientists and engineers involved in the definition and development of space science missions. The processes that such missions follow, from the proposal to a space agency, to a successful mission completion, are numerous. The rationale behind approval of a mission, its definition and the payload that it will include are topics that cannot be presented in undergraduate courses. This book contains contributions from experts who are involved in today's space missions at various levels. Chapters cover mission phases and implementation, launchers and cruise strategies, including gravity assist maneuvers and different thrust scenarios. The payload needed for remote sensing of the Universe at various wavelengths and for in-situ measurements is described in detail, and particular attention is paid to the most recent planetary landers. Whilst the book concentrates on the ESA program Cosmic Visions, its content is relevant to space science missions at all space agencies
Contents NoteThe life cycle of an ESA science mission and how to get involved / by Alvaro Gime??nez -- Design issues for space science missions / by Yves Langevin -- Instrumentation in X-ray astronomy / by X. Barcons -- EUV and UV imaging and spectroscopy from space / by Richard A. Harrison -- The luminosity oscillations imager, a space instrument : from design to science / by Thierry Appourchaux -- Hipparcos and Gaia : the development of space astrometry in Europe / by M.A.C. Perryman -- Space physics instrumentation and missions / by A. Balogh -- Planetary observations and landers / by A. Coradini
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Keyword(s)ASTRONAUTICS
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TitlePartnership in space : the mid to late nineties
Author(s)Ben Evans
Description1 online resource
Abstract NoteThis latest entry in the History of Human Space Exploration miniseries by Ben Evans continues with an in-depth look at the mid to late Nineties. Picking up where Tragedy and Triumph in Orbit: The Eighties and Early Nineties left off, the story commemorating the evolution of manned space exploration unfolds here in yet more detail. More than fifty years after Yuri Gagarins pioneering journey into space, Evans extends his comprehensive overview of how that momentous journey continued through the decades that followed. Partnership in Space, the fifth book in the series, explores the final years in which the United States and the Soviet Union which became the Commonwealth of Independent States in 1992 pursued human space endeavors independently of each other. The narrative follows the path taken by two old foes towards an unlikely and often controversial partnership. As the Shuttle program recovered from the loss of Challenger and pursued ever loftier goals, including the ambitious repair of the Hubble Space Telescope, Mir suffered from economic collapse and political neglect. Yet both Mir and the Shuttle formed a fertile ground upon which the seeds of what would become today's International Space Station were sown. Both nations acutely needed the support of the other to achieve their goals. As political relations thawed between the two superpowers, a new relationship was forged. This cooperation saw Russians flying aboard the Shuttle and Americans flying aboard Mir and became a partnership that endures to this day
Contents NoteA Stable Time -- An Unstable Time -- Hitting the Stride -- Shuttle-Mir -- Plans for the Future
Keyword(s)1. ASTRONAUTICS 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Engineering (General)
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TitleChina's strategy in space
Author(s)Stacey Solomone
PublicationNew York, Springer, 2013.
Description1 online resource
Abstract NoteThis book addresses why China is going into space and provides up- to-date information on all aspects of the Chinese Space Program in terms of launch vehicles, launch sites and infrastructure, crew vehicles for space exploration, satellite applications and scientific exploration capabilities. Beyond mere capabilities, it is important to understand how Chinese aerospace leaders think, how they make decisions, and what their ultimate goal is during their space endeavors. What are Chinese intentions in space? To what extent does culture and ethics influence Chinese strategic decision-making within the highest levels of the aerospace industrial complex? This book examines these questions and offers four potential scenarios on where the Chinese space program is headed based on this new perspective of understanding China's space goals. This book is not only required reading for policy makers and military leaders in the US government, but also for the general population, students, and professionals interested in truly understanding the reasons behind what the Chinese are doing in space
Contents NoteThe History of the Chinese Space Program and Its Role in Modern China -- Why Did China Reinvigorate the Space Industry as a Part of the Recovery from the Cultural Revolution -- A Review of China's Space Capabilities Today -- China and Its Plan for Aerospace Innovation -- The Rise of Chinese Aerospace Industry in the Global Space Community -- The Generational Differences Among the Chinese Space Professionals -- Societal/Cultural Influences and the Chinese Space Program -- Future Scenarios for China's Space Industry -- Conclusion -- Top 10 Things to Know about China's Space Program
NotesIncludes bibliographical references
Keyword(s)1. ASTRONAUTICS 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. Space law 5. TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Engineering (General)
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TitleChina in space : the great leap forward
Author(s)by Brian Harvey
PublicationNew York, Springer, 2013.
Description1 online resource : ill
Abstract NoteThe 21st century has seen the emergence, after the Soviet Union and the United States, of the third great space superpower: China. Here, in China in Space - The Great Leap Forward, Brian Harvey takes a contemporary look at the new Chinese space program. China has already launched its first space station, Tiangong; has sent its first spacecraft to the Moon, the Chang e; and has plans to send spaceships to Mars and further afield. China's annual launch rate has already overtaken those of both Europe and the United States. Huge new production plants and launch centers are under construction, to build and launch the new family of Long March 5, 6, and 7 rockets. In Roadmap 2050, the Academy of Sciences indicates that China intends to be the leading spacefaring nation by mid-century, with bases on the Moon and Mars.This book gives an informed, fully up-to-date commentary on all aspects of the Chinese space program, including its history, development, technology, missions, and the personalities involved. It lists all the Chinese launches, missions, and terminology, going behind the press releases to draw on hitherto unused scientific papers and sources. China in Space is a unique, forward-looking account of the Chinese space program, covering its full range of missions: manned, communications, scientific, military, technology-testing, and lunar
NotesIncludes bibliographical references and index
Keyword(s)1. ASTRONAUTICS 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Aeronautics & Astronautics
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TitleSoyuz launch vehicle : the two lives of an engineering triumph
Author(s)by C. Lardier;Stefan Barensky
PublicationNew York, Springer, 2013.
Description1 online resource
Abstract NoteThe Soyuz launch vehicle has had a long and illustrious history. Built as the world's first intercontinental missile, it took the first man into space in April 1961, before becoming the workhorse of Russian spaceflight, launching satellites, interplanetary probes, every cosmonaut from Gagarin onwards, and, now, the multinational crews of the International Space Station.This remarkable book gives a complete and accurate description of the two lives of Soyuz, chronicling the cooperative space endeavor of Europe and Russia. First, it takes us back to the early days of astronautics, when technology served politics. From archives found in the Soviet Union the authors describe the difficulty of designing a rocket in the immediate post-war period. Then, in Soyuz's golden age, it launched numerous scientific missions and manned flights which were publicized worldwide while the many more numerous military missions were kept highly confidential!The second part of the book tells the contemporary story of the second life of Soyuz, gathered from Western sources and interviews with key protagonists. It addresses the sensitive issue of the strategic choices that led to the establishment of Soyuz in French Guiana, describing the role of a few visionaries in Russia and in Europe who decided to leave their respective isolation behind and bring Syouz and Ariane together.In the final analysis, this book is a profound description of a formidable human adventure
Keyword(s)1. ASTRONAUTICS 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. Soyuz spacecraft
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TitleMaking starships and stargates : the science of interstellar transport and absurdly benign wormholes
Author(s)James F. Woodward;with illustrations by Nembo Buldrini;foreword by John G. Cramer
PublicationNew York, Springer, 2013.
Description1 online resource : ill
Abstract NoteWhat is needed to get around the galaxy quickly has been known in science fiction since at least the 1960s TV's Star Trek made famous "warp drive" and a bunch of attendant, less well-known "technologies." Some of the episodes even featured "stargates," portals to the distant past or future. Until the 1980s, all this was regarded in the serious scientific community as speculative, if entertaining, silliness. That situation changed when Kip Thorne, instigated by Carl Sagan, reverse engineered the general relativistic requirements for any technology purporting to enable such rapid spacetime transport.The key requirement that Thorne identified was the creation of a Jupiter mass of "exotic" matter - that is, matter with negative rest mass. Thorne's work put discussion of rapid spacetime transport on the public agenda of serious science. It also set the benchmark for what has to be done to achieve truly advanced propulsion.Being able to create the stupendous exotic mass of stuff needed to make stargates and warp drives is the holy grail of advanced propulsion. A less ambitious, but nonetheless revolutionary, goal is finding a way to accelerate a spaceship without having to lug along a gargantuan reservoir of fuel. And this may be possible. There has been progress on both the theoretical and experimental fronts since early 1990s.Making Stars and Stargates has three parts. The first discusses the theories of relativity needed to understand the possible propulsion techniques. The second addresses experimental investigations into the feasibility of the predicted effects; that is, do the effects exist, and can they be applied to propulsion? The third part of the book - the most speculative - examines the questions: What physics is needed if we are to make wormholes and warp drives? Is such physics plausible? And how might we go about actually building such devices?
NotesIncludes bibliographical references and indexes
Keyword(s)1. ASTRONAUTICS 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. Space flight
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TitleCold war space sleuths : the untold secrets of the Soviet Space program
Author(s)Dominic Phelan () (ed.)
PublicationNew York, 1. Praxis Publishing 2. Springer, 2013.
Description1 online resource : ill
Abstract NoteCold War Space Sleuths reads like a Cold War espionage novel, but the reality of the story about the dedicated amateur observers bent on finding out about Soviet spaceflight during the Cold War is just as exciting and absorbing. Told in the sleuth's own words, each chapter unfolds a piece of the hidden history of what was happening behind the Iron Curtain.Coming from all over the world, including Russia itself, the amateur spies give first-hand accounts of often-forgotten aspects of the Cold War space race. Amongst others, their stories include:- the history of the Kettering Group;- looking inside the Russian archives;- unsolved mysteries, such as why cosmonauts were airbrushed out of the official archives;- reading between the lines of the Soviet media;- the impact of Gorbachev's glasnost on sleuthing;- new research, including chapters by James Oberg, Asif Siddiqi, and Bart Hendrickx
NotesIncludes index
Keyword(s)1. ASTRONAUTICS 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. Space race 5. TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Aeronautics & Astronautics
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TitleAstronauts for hire : the emergence of a commercial astronaut corps
Author(s)Erik Seedhouse
PublicationNew York, Springer, 2012.
Description1 online resource (xxv, 243 p.) : ill. (some col.), ports. (some col.)
Contents NoteSection 1. The new generation of commercial astronauts -- section 2. The industry -- section 3. The missions
NotesIncludes index. -Includes bibliographical references and index
Keyword(s)1. ASTRONAUTICS 2. Astronauts 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Aeronautics & Astronautics
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TitleAt home in space : the late seventies into the eighties
Author(s)Ben Evans
PublicationNew York, Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, 2012.
Description1 online resource (xii, 481 p.) : ill. (some col.)
NotesIncludes bibliographical references (p. 471-477)
Keyword(s)1. ASTRONAUTICS 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. Space flight
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TitleSoviet robots in the solar system : mission technologies and discoveries
Author(s)Wesley T. Huntress;Jr.;Mikhail Ya. Marov
PublicationNew York, Springer, 2011.
Description1 online resource (xx, 453 p.) : ill. (some col.)
Contents Notept. 1. The pieces : people, institutions, rockets and spacecraft -- pt. 2. Putting the pieces together : flying to the moon, Venus and Mars
NotesIncludes bibliographical references (p. [443]-448) and index
Keyword(s)1. ASTRONAUTICS 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. Space robotics
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