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Call number:TL793.I468::2015 Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Beyond: Our future in space
Author(s): Chris Impey
Publisher:W. W. Norton & Company
Size:336 p.
ISBN:9780393239300
Keywords: Astronautics Forecasting Popular works. , Astronautics History Popular works. , Manned space flight Popular works. , Outer space Exploration Popular works.
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Call number:TL789.8.U5T97::2012 Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Space chronicles: Facing the ultimate frontier
Author(s): Neil deGrasse Tyson
Avis Lang
Date:2012
Publisher:New York: W.W. Norton
Size:364 p.
Contents:Why. The allure of space, Exoplanet Earth, Extraterrestrial life, Evil aliens, Killer asteroids, Destined for the stars, Why explore, The anatomy of wonder, Happy birthday, NASA, The next fifty years in space, Space options, Paths to discovery, How. To fly, Going ballistic, Race to space, 2001 : fact vs. Fiction, Launching the right stuff, Things are looking up, For the love of Hubble, Happy anniversary, Apollo 11, How to reach the sky, The last days of the space shuttle, Propulsion for deep space, B alancing acts, Happy anniversary, Star Trek, How to prove you've been abducted by aliens, The future of US space travel -- Why not. Space travel troubles, Reaching for the stars, America and the emergent space powers, Delusions of space enthusiasts, Perc hance to dream, By the numbers, Ode to Challenger, 1986, Spacecraft behaving badly, What NASA means to America's future -- Epilogue: The cosmic perspective. -- Appendix A. National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958, as ammended -- Appendix B. Selected sta tutory provisions applicable to NASA -- Appendix C. A half century of NASA spending 1959-2010 -- NASA spending 1959-2010 -- NASA spending as a percentage of US Federal Governement spending and of US GDP 1959-2010 -- Space budget: global 2010 -- Space budg ets: US and non-US governments 2010.
ISBN:9780393082104
Keywords: Astronautics and state United States. , United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration , Manned space flight Forecasting. , Outer space Exploration.
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Call number:TL782.F76::2009 Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Frontiers of propulsion science
Author(s): Eric W. Davis (ed.) Marc G. Millis
Publisher:Reston, Va. : American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Size:739 p.
ISBN:1563479567
Series:Progress in astronautics and aeronautics v. 227
Keywords: Space vehicles Propulsion systems , Space flight , Astronautics
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Call number:SPRINGER-2014-9789400770492:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Unsteady Computational Fluid Dynamics in Aeronautics [electronic resource]
Author(s): P.G Tucker
Date:2014
Publisher:Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer
Size:1 online resource
Note:The field of Large Eddy Simulation (LES) and hybrids is a vibrant research area. This book runs through all the potential unsteady modelling fidelity ranges, from low-order to LES. The latter is probably the highest fidelity forpractical aerospace sy stems modelling. Cutting edge new frontiers are defined. One example of a pressing environmental concern is noise. For the accurate prediction of this, unsteady modelling is needed. Hence computationalaeroacoustics is explored. It is also emerging that th ere is a critical need for coupled simulations. Hence, this area is also considered and the tensions of utilizing such simulations with the already expensive LES. This work hasrelevance to the general field of CFD and LES and to a wide variety of non-aero space aerodynamic systems (e.g. cars, submarines, ships, electronics, buildings). Topics treated include unsteady flow techniques LES and hybrids generalnumerical methods computational aeroacoustics computational aeroelasticity coupled simulations and tur bulence and its modelling (LES, RANS, transition, VLES, URANS). The volume concludes by pointing forward to future horizons and inparticular the industrial use of LES. The writing style is accessible and useful to both academics and industrial practitione rs. From the reviews: Tucker's volume provides a very welcome, concise discussion of current capabilitiesfor simulating and modellng unsteady aerodynamic flows. It covers the various possible numerical techniques in good, clear detail and presents a very wide range of practical applications beautifully illustrated in many cases. Thisbook thus provides a valuable text for practicing engineers, a rich source of background information for students and those new to this area of Research & Development, and an excellent state-of-the-art review for others. A greatachievement. Mark Savill FHEA, FRAeS, C.Eng, Professor of Computational Aerodynamics Design & Head of Power & Propulsion Sciences, Depart
Contents:Preface
1 Introduction
2 Computational Methods for Unsteady Flows
3 Turbulence and its Modelling
4 Computational Aerodynamics Methods
5 Applications of Eddy Resolving Methods
6 Computational Aeroacoustics
7 Coupled Computational Aerodynamics
8 Future Outlook
Appendix A Numerical Scheme Performance Studies
Appendix B RANS Models
Index
ISBN:9789400770492
Series:eBooks
Series:SpringerLink
Series:Fluid Mechanics and Its Applications, 0926-5112 : v104
Series:Physics and Astronomy (Springer-11651)
Keywords: Engineering , Computer science , Hydraulic engineering , Astronautics
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Title:The Protos Mandate [electronic resource] : A Scientific Novel
Author(s): Nick Kanas M.D.
Date:2014
Publisher:Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer
Size:1 online resource
Note:In the 25th Century, the effects of overpopulation and global warming on Earth have led to the formation of human colonies on the Moon, Mars and elsewhere in the Solar System, yet the limited number of viable places forceshumanity to look to the star s.A crash program has been developed to send Protos 1, a giant multigenerational starship, to a newly discovered Earth-like planet orbiting a nearby star. The plan is for awake crewmembers to run the ship,and for people in suspended animation to be roused before planetfall to use their skills in exploration and colony formation. To fulfill the goals of the mission and ensure that the in-flight population does not deplete the limitedresources, the Protos Mandate is set up to govern a tightly controlled soc ial system for the duration of the journey, which will take several generations.But problems threaten to sabotage the mission during its launch and transit,and what finally awaits the crewmembers shocks them in an unpredictable way. This novel chronicles the trials and tribulations of this epic first interstellar mission. The scientific appendix at the end of the book discusses thechallenges of such an interstellar mission based on an extensive literature review, and it links these challenges to specific episodes in the novel. Issues that are considered include interstellar propulsion systems, economicconsiderations of interstellar flight, psychological and sociological factors inherent in a multigenerational space mission, problems with suspended animat ion, current knowledge of exoplanets, and issues related to colonizing a distantplanet and the possible discovery of extraterrestrial life.A history of interstellar missions in science fiction is also reviewed. Nick Kanas is an Emeritus Professor of Psyc hiatry at the University of California, San Francisco,where he directed the group therapy training program. For over 20 years he conducted research in group therapy, and for nearly 2
Contents:Preface
Part I The Novel: The Protos Mandate
Part II The Science behind the Fiction: Challenges of Manned Interstellar Travel
ISBN:9783319079028
Series:eBooks
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Series:Science and Fiction, 2197-1188
Series:Physics and Astronomy (Springer-11651)
Keywords: Planetology , Astrophysics , Astronomy , Psychology , Astronautics
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Title:The ITU and Managing Satellite Orbital and Spectrum Resources in the 21st Century [electronic resource]
Author(s): Audrey L Allison
Date:2014
Publisher:Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer
Size:1 online resource
Note:Access to satellite orbits and spectrum is managed by the ITU, a United Nations body that strives to extend the benefits of new technologies to the world, while ensuring equitable access to these resources. This book explores howthe ITU approaches th ese dual missions in light of the increasing saturation of the geostationary orbit by a vibrant global satellite industry and the rising interests of developing countries in accessing these limited resources. Theseissues were the subject of debate at the 2012 World Radiocommunication Conference. This book describes and assesses various regulatory approaches undertaken to manage the increasing requests for access to space and especially access tospectrum and orbital locations in the geosynchronous or The C larke orbit
Contents:Introduction
Background
The Challenges
Results and Analysis
Conclusions and Recommendations
ISBN:9783319053141
Series:eBooks
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Series:SpringerBriefs in Space Development, 2191-8171
Series:Physics and Astronomy (Springer-11651)
Keywords: Engineering , Astronautics , Telecommunication
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Call number:SPRINGER-2014-9783319050386:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Tourists in Space [electronic resource] : A Practical Guide
Author(s): Erik Seedhouse
Date:2014
Edition:2nd ed. 2014
Publisher:Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer
Size:1 online resource
Note:Forget Hawaii or the Mediterranean. Soon very soon youll be able to add a much more exotic stamp to your passport: space. How will you get there, what will the trip be like, and how much training will you need? All youneed to know is right here in this guide. Tourists in Space: A Practical Guide supplies all the advice and information you need to make your spaceflight the most rewarding experience of your life. This definitive, real-world guide ispacked with helpful facts and suggestions on everyth ing from training, equipment, safety, and in-flight procedures to techniques for avoiding space motion sickness and bone demineralization. Youll also find: Advice on choosingyour training agency Techniques for minimizing the risk of space motion sicknes s Information you need to prepare for your medical examination, training, and flight Tips on activities near your training location And muchmore
Contents:The Space Tourism Industry
Space Tourism: A Short History
Market and Industry
Spaceports
SuborbitalMissions
Suborbital Operators
Suborbital Vehicles
Medical and Training Requirements
Orbital and Beyond Orbit Missions
Orbital Operators
Missions
Medical and Training Requirements
ISBN:9783319050386
Series:eBooks
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Series:Springer Praxis Books
Series:Physics and Astronomy (Springer-11651)
Keywords: Engineering , Medicine , Astrophysics , Astronomy , Astronautics
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Title:Liberty Bell 7 [electronic resource] : The Suborbital Mercury Flight of Virgil I. Grissom
Author(s): Colin Burgess
Date:2014
Publisher:Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer
Size:1 online resource
Note:NASAs Mercury astronauts were seven highly skilled professional test pilots. Each of them seemed to possess the strength of character and commitment necessary to overcome apparently insurmountable obstacles as the UnitedStates entered into a Cold War space race with the Soviet Union. This was never more evident than on the epic suborbital MR-4 flight of Liberty Bell 7 with astronaut Virgil (Gus) Grissom piloting the spacecraft to a successfulsplashdown, followed by the premature blowing of the crafts explosive hatch. After a hurried exit and struggling to stay afloat, he could only watch helplessly as the recovery helicopter pilot valiantly fought a losing battle tosave the sinking capsule. That day NASA not only lost a spacecraft but came perilousl y close to losing one of its Mercury astronauts, a decorated Korean fighter pilot from Indiana who might one day have soared to the highest goal ofthem all, as the first person to set foot on the Moon. For the first time, many of those closest to the fli ght of Liberty Bell 7 and astronaut Gus Grissom offer their stories and opinions on the dramatic events of July 21, 1961, andhis later pioneering Gemini mission. They also tell of an often controversial life cut tragically and horrifically short in a laun ch pad fire that shocked the nation.
Contents:An astronaut named Gus
The MR
3 mission and spacecraft
Preparing for launch
The flight of Liberty Bell 7
An astronaut in peril
One program ends, another begins
From the depths of the ocean
ISBN:9783319043913
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Series:Physics and Astronomy (Springer-11651)
Keywords: Engineering , Science History , Astrophysics , Astronomy , Astronautics
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Title:Systems Engineering, Systems Thinking, and Learning [electronic resource] : A Case Study in Space Industry
Author(s): Hubert Anton Moser
Date:2014
Publisher:Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer
Size:1 online resource
Note:This book focuses on systems engineering, systems thinking, and how that thinking can be learned in practice. It describes a novel analytical framework based on activity theory for understanding how systems thinking evolves andhow it can be improved to support multidisciplinary teamwork in the context of system development and systems engineering. This method, developed using data collected over four years from three different small space systems engineeringorganizations, can be applied in a wide var iety of work activities in the context of engineering design and beyond in order to monitor and analyze multidisciplinary interactions in working teams over time. In addition, the bookpresents a practical strategy called WAVES (Work Activity for a Evoluti on of Systems engineering and thinking), which fosters the practical learning of systems thinking with the aim of improving process development in differentindustries. The book offers an excellent resource for researchers and practitioners interested in s ystems thinking and in solutions to support its evolution. Beyond its contribution to a better understanding of systems engineering,systems thinking and how it can be learned in real-world contexts, it also introduce a suitable analysis framework that hel ps to bridge the gap between the latest social science research and engineering research.
Contents:Part I Introduction of the research project
Part II Analysis and findings of the empirical studies
Part III Results, intervention, and contributions
ISBN:9783319038957
Series:eBooks
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Series:Understanding Complex Systems, 1860-0832
Series:Physics and Astronomy (Springer-11651)
Keywords: Engineering , Engineering design , Astronautics , Business planning , Applied psychology
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Title:Suborbital [electronic resource] : Industry at the Edge of Space
Author(s): Erik Seedhouse
Date:2014
Publisher:Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer
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Note:Until recently, spaceflight has been the providence of a select corps of astronauts whose missions, in common with all remarkable exploits, were experienced vicariously by the rest of the world via television reports and Internetfeeds. These spacefar ers risked their lives in the name of science, exploration and adventure, thanks to government-funded manned spaceflight programs. All that is about to change The nascent commercial suborbital spaceflight industrywill soon open the space frontier to comme rcial astronauts, payload specialists and, of course, spaceflight participants. Suborbital explains the tantalizing science opportunities offered when suborbital trips become routine anddescribes the difference in training and qualification necessary to b ecome either a spaceflight participant or a fully fledged commercial suborbital astronaut. Suborbital also explains how the commercial suborbital spaceflight industryis planning and preparing for the challenges of marketing the hiring of astronauts. It ex amines the role of commercial operators as enablers accessing the suborbital frontier and how a partnership with governments and the privatesector will eventually permanently integrate the free markets innovation of commercial suborbital space activities
Contents:The Industry
Suborbital Spaceflight
Suborbital Reusable Vehicle Markets
Training Suborbital Astronauts
The Operators and Their Vehicles
The Frontrunners
Systems under Development
Launch sites
The Missions
Science Missions
Payload and Tourist Missions
The Industry Today & Emerging Markets
ISBN:9783319034850
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Series:Springer Praxis Books
Series:Physics and Astronomy (Springer-11651)
Keywords: Engineering , Astronomy , Astronautics , Entrepreneurship
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Title:Stratonauts [electronic resource] : Pioneers Venturing into the Stratosphere
Author(s): Manfred Dutch Ehrenfried
Date:2014
Publisher:Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer
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Note:Stratonauts chronicles humankinds quest for ever higher altitudes from ancient times to the present. It is based upon history, science and technology, and tells some interesting and fascinating stories along the way. It paystribute to those killed wh ile attempting to reach the stratosphere over the past several centuries. Dutch von Ehrenfried uses his personal experience as a NASA sensor operator on the RB-57F, flying to an altitude of 70,000feet, as well as the input and experience from other RB-57 F, U-2, A-12, SR-71 and F-104 pilots. Although many of the aircraft and balloons are described, more emphasis is placed on the crews and what they went through. This book isintended for aviators of all kinds and flying enthusiasts in general
Contents:Introduction
The Atmosphere
The Problems
Pressure Suit History
The Ancient Would
Be Stratonauts
The Early War Years
The Exploration Years
The Experimental Pilots
The U2 Stratonauts
The Blackbird Stratonauts
The Long Wing Stratonauts
Other Unique High Altitude Aircraft
Modern Aeronauts
Qualifications & Training
ISBN:9783319029016
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Series:Physics and Astronomy (Springer-11651)
Keywords: Engineering , Science History , Astrophysics , Astronautics
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Title:Controllability, Identification, and Randomness in Distributed Systems [electronic resource]
Author(s): Marzieh Nabi-Abdolyousefi
Date:2014
Publisher:Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer
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Note:This interdisciplinary thesis involves the design and analysis of coordination algorithms on networks, identification of dynamic networks, and estimation on networks with random geometries with implications for networks thatsupport the operation of d ynamic systems, e.g., formations of robotic vehicles, distributed estimation via sensor networks. The results have ramifications for fault detection and isolation of large-scale networked systems andoptimization models and algorithms for next generation a ircraft power systems. The author finds novel applications of the methodology in energy systems, such as residential and industrial smart energy management systems
Contents:Background
Part I: Can One Hear the Shape of Coordination?
Network Identification via Node Knock
out
A Sieve Method for Consensus
Type Network Tomography
Network Identification via Graph Realization
Part II: Controllability over Networks
Controllability and Observability of Circulant Networks
Controllability Gramian, Symmetry Structures and Application of Circulant Networks
Controllability and Observability of Path Networks
Part III: System Properties of Stochastic Networks
System Properties of Stochastic Networks: Controllability and Optimality
Coordinated Dec
ISBN:9783319024295
Series:eBooks
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Series:Springer Theses, Recognizing Outstanding Ph.D. Research, 2190-5053
Series:Physics and Astronomy (Springer-11651)
Keywords: Astronautics
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Title:The Hunter [electronic resource] : A Scientific Novel
Author(s): Giancarlo Genta
Date:2014
Publisher:Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer
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Note:The 24th century: humankind has become a spacefaring civilization, colonizing the solar system and beyond. While no alien forms of life have yet been encountered in this expansion into space, colonists suddenly encounter machinesof alien origin - hug e robots able to reproduce themselves. Called replicators by the colonists, they seem to have but a single goal: to destroy all organic life they come in contact with. Since the colonial governments have no meansto fight this menace directly, they instead promise huge rewards to whoever destroys a replicator. As a result, the frontier attracts a new kind of adventurers, the Hunters, who work to find and destroy the replicators. Mike Edwards, avvskilled young maintenance technician and robotics expert at a faraway outpost, will not only become one of them - but be the very first one to unlock the secret behind the replicators origin and mission. The scientific andtechnical aspects underlying the plot - in particular space travel, robotics and self-replica ting spacecraft - are introduced and discussed by the author in an extensive non-technical appendix. An expert in space flight technology,with a special interest in space robotics and advanced space propulsion, Giancarlo Genta is a professor in the Depart ment of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering of the Politecnico di Torino, in Turin, Italy. He is also director ofthe Italian SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) study center and is a full member of the International Academy of Astronautics. H e has written more than 300 scientific papers and 11 scientific books.Among his popularscience books are Space: The Final Frontier?, published by Cambridge University Press in 2002, and Lonely Minds in the Universe - The Search for Extraterrestrial Intell igence, published by Springer-Copernicus in June 2007. The Hunter,already published in Italian and Ukrainian, is his first novel
ISBN:9783319020600
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Series:Science and Fiction, 2197-1188
Series:Physics and Astronomy (Springer-11651)
Keywords: Artificial intelligence , Astrophysics , Astrobiology , Astronomy , Astronautics
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Title:Freedom 7 [electronic resource] : The Historic Flight of Alan B. Shepard, Jr.
Author(s): Colin Burgess
Date:2014
Publisher:Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer
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Note:Inevitably, there are times in a nations history when its hopes, fears and condence in its own destiny appear to hinge on the fate of a single person. One of these pivotal moments occurred on the early morning of May 5,1961, when a 37-year-old test p ilot squeezed himself into the connes of the tiny Mercury spacecraft that he had named Freedom 7. On that historic day, U.S. Navy Commander Alan Shepard carried with him the hopes, prayers, andanxieties of a nation as his Redstone rocket blasted free of t he launch pad at Cape Canaveral, hurling him upwards on a 15-minute suborbital ight that also propelled the United States into the bold new frontier of human spaceexploration. This book tells the enthralling story of that pioeering ight as recalled by man y of the participants in the Freedom 7 story, including Shepard himself, with anecdotal details and tales never before revealed in print.Although beaten into space just three weeks earlier by the Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, Alan Shepards history-making mission aboard Freedom 7 nevertheless provided Americas rst tentative step into space that would one daysee its Apollo astronauts including Alan Shepard walk on the Moon
Contents:History and Development of the Mercury
Redstone Program
The Precursory Flight of Chimpanzee Ham
NASAs First Space Pilot
Countdown to Launch
Liftoff of Freedom 7
Fifteen Minutes That Stopped a Nation
Splashdown
ISBN:9783319011561
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Keywords: Engineering , Science History , Astrophysics , Astronomy , Astronautics
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Title:The New Martians [electronic resource] : A Scientific Novel
Author(s): Nick Kanas
Date:2014
Publisher:Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer
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Note:The year is 2035, and the crew from the first expedition to Mars is returning to Earth. The crewmembers are anxious to get home, and ennui pervades the ship. The mood is broken by a series of mysterious events that jeopardizetheir safety. Someone or something is threatening the crew. Is it an alien being? A psychotic crewmember? A malfunctioning computer? The truth raises questions about the crewmembers fate and that of the human race. In this novel,the intent is to show real psychological issues tha t could affect a crew returning from a long-duration mission to Mars. The storyline presents a mystery that keeps the reader guessing, yet the issues at stake are based on thefindings from the authors research and other space-related work over the past 40 + years. The novel touches on actual plans being discussed for such an expedition as well as notions involving the search for Martian life andpanspermia. The underlying science, in particular the psychological, psychiatric, and interpersonal elements, are introduced and discussed by the author in an extensive appendix. Nick Kanas is an Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at theUniversity of California, San Francisco, where he directed the group therapy training program. For over 20 years he conducted researc h in group therapy, and for nearly 20 years after that he was the Principal Investigator ofNASA-funded research on astronauts and cosmonauts. He is the co-author of Space Psychology and Psychiatry, which won the 2004 International Academy of Astronautics Life Science Book Award. Dr. Kanas has presented talks on spacepsychology and on celestial mapping at several regional and World Con science fiction conventions. He has been an amateur astronomer for over 50 years and is an avid reader of science fiction. He is also the author of Star Maps:History, Artistry, and Cartography and Solar System Maps: From Antiquity to the Space Age, both published by Springer
Contents:Part I: The Novel
The New Martians
Part II: The Science Behind the Fiction
Psychological Issues During an Expedition to Mars
References
ISBN:9783319009759
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Series:Science and Fiction, 2197-1188
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Keywords: Psychiatry , Astrophysics , Astronomy , Psychology , Psychic research
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Title:On-Orbit Operations Optimization [electronic resource] : Modeling and Algorithms
Author(s): Leping Yang
Yanwei Zhu
Xianhai Ren
Yuanwen Zhang
Date:2014
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer
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Note:On-orbit operations optimization among multiple cooperative or noncooperative spacecraft, which is often challenged by tight constraints and shifting parameters, has grown to be a hot issue in recent years. The authors of thisbook summarize related o ptimization problems into four planning categories: spacecraft multi-mission planning, far-range orbital maneuver planning, proximity relative motion planning and multi-spacecraft coordinated planning. Theauthors then formulate models, introduce optimizat ion methods, and investigate simulation cases that address problems in these four categories. This text will serve as a quick reference for engineers, graduate students, postgraduatesin the fields of optimization research and on-orbit operation mission pl anning
ISBN:9781493908387
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Series:SpringerBriefs in Optimization, 2190-8354
Series:Mathematics and Statistics (Springer-11649)
Keywords: Mathematics , Algorithms , Mathematical optimization , Astronautics
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Title:Harvesting Space for a Greener Earth [electronic resource]
Author(s): Greg Matloff
C Bangs
Les Johnson
Date:2014
Edition:2nd ed. 2014
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer
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Note:What was our planet like in years past? How has our civilization affected Earth and its ecology? Harvesting Space for a Greener Planet, the Second Edition of Paradise Regained: The Regreening of the Earth, begins by discussingthese questions, and the n generates a scenario for the restoration of Earth. It introduces new and innovative ideas on how we could use the Solar System and its resources for terrestrial benefit. The environmental challenges that faceus today cannot be resolved by conservation a nd current technologies alone. Harvesting Space highlights the risk of humankinds future extinction from environmental degradation. Population growth, global climate change, andmaintaining sustainability of habitats for wildlife are all considered, among other issues. Rather than losing heart, we need to realize that the solutions to these problems lie in being good stewards of the planet and in thedevelopment of space. Not only will the solutions offered here avert a crisis, they will also provide the ba sis for continued technological and societal progress. Tapping the resources of near-Earth asteroids will lead to methods ofdiverting those asteroids that threaten Earth. Space-based terrestrial power generation systems will work synergistically with Eart h-based conservation. This book needs to be read urgently and widely, if we are to save ourselves fromenvironmental disaster, reduce the risk of catastrophic cosmic impacts, and build a prosperous and sustainable future for all the creatures of Earth
Contents:Introduction: Welcome to the Present
Space Utilization A Moral Imperative
Fire Formation of the Earth and the Solar System
Earth Before Man Utopia or Nightmare?
The Environmental Dilemma Progress or Collapse?
Exploding Population
Climate Change
Vanishing Life
Diminishing Energy
Humans Before the Industrial Age A Desirable Ecological Goal?
Part III Paradise Regained
Raw Materials from Space
Power from the Sun
Environmental Monitoring from Space
Protecting Earth
Mitigating Global Warming Using Planetary Engineering
Mitigating Gl
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Title:Small Satellites and Their Regulation [electronic resource]
Author(s): Ram S Jakhu
Joseph N Pelton
Date:2014
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer
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Note:Since the launch of UoSat-1 of the University of Surrey (United Kingdom) in 1981, small satellites proved regularly to be useful, beneficial, and cost-effective tools. Typical tasks cover education and workforce development,technology demonstration, verification and validation, scientific and engineering research as well as commercial applications. Today the launch masses range over almost three orders of magnitude starting at less than a kilogram up to afew hundred kilograms, with budgets of less th an US$ 100.00 and up to millions within very short timeframes of sometimes less than two years. Therefore each category of small satellites provides specific challenges in design,development and operations. Small satellites offer great potentials to gain responsive, low-cost access to space within a short timeframe for institutions, companies, regions and countries beyond the traditional big players in thespace arena. For these reasons (particularly the low cost of construction, launch and operation), sma ll (micro, cube or nano) satellites are being preferred by students and educational institutions, amateur radio operators, small anddeveloping countries, international aid agencies and most recently by defense agencies and satellite operators who are exam ining deployment of constellation clusters instead of conventional application satellites. In some cases thesenew capabilities are being deployed as hosted payloads on larger satellites. The advent of hosted payloads as a significant part of the satellite industry represents a key new topic that this book will address. The number of smallsatellitesof various types--is increasing fast as their benefits are being realized. This short and unique interdisciplinary book, covering both technical and regulatory aspects, examines all the different types of applications andreasons for small as well as exploring technical and operational innovations that are being introduced. Italso examinesthe new technic
Contents:Foreword
Section 1: Introduction
Section 2: The Development of Small Satellite Technologies
Section 3: Innovations in Small Satellite Technologies and Systems
Section 4: The Mounting Problem of Orbital Debris
Section 5: Regulatory Issues and Regulatory Solutions
Section 6: New Concepts in Addressing Problems Associated with Small Satellites
Section 7: Top Ten Things to Know About Small Satellites and their Regulation
Appendix 1: List of Acronyms and Glossary of Terms
Appendix 2: Biographies of Authors
ISBN:9781461494232
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Title:Meteorological Satellite Systems [electronic resource]
Author(s): Su-Yin Tan
Date:2014
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer
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Note:Meteorological Satellite Systems is a primer on weather satellites and their Earth applications. This book reviews historic developments and recent technological advancements in GEO and polar orbiting meteorologicalsatellites.It explores the evolutio n of these remote sensing technologies and their capabilities to monitor short- and long-term changes in weather patterns in response to climate change. Satellites developed by various countries,such as U.S. meteorological satellites, EUMETSAT, and Russia n, Chinese, Japanese and Indian satellite platforms are reviewed. This book also discusses international efforts to coordinate meteorological remote sensing data collectionand sharing. This title provides a ready and quick reference for information about meteorological satellites. It serves as a useful tool for a broad audience that includes students, academics, private consultants, engineers,scientists, and teachers
Contents:Introduction to Meteorological Satellites
History and Background
Examining the Tools of Space Meteorology
U.S. Meteorological Satellites
European Meteorological Satellites and EUMETSAT
Russian, Chinese, Japanese, and Indian Meteorological Satellites
International Collaboration in Meteorological Satellites Systems
Evolving and Future Capabilities
Meteorological and Remote Sensing Satellites Roles in Monitoring Climate Change
Top Ten Things to Know about Meteorological Satellites
ISBN:9781461494201
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Keywords: Engineering , Remote sensing , Astronautics
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Title:Incoming Asteroid! [electronic resource] : What Could We Do About It?
Author(s): Duncan Lunan
Date:2014
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer
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Note:Lately there have been more and more news stories on objects from space such as asteroids, comets, and meteors whizzing past Earth. One even exploded in the atmosphere over a Russian city in 2012, causing real damage andinjuries. Impacts are not un common in our Solar System, even on Earth, and people are beginning to realize that we must prepare for such an event here on Earth. What if we knew there was going to be an impact in 10 years time?What could we do? Its not so far in the future that we c an ignore the threat, and not so soon that nothing could be done. The author and his colleagues set out to explore how they could turn aside a rock asteroid, one kilometer indiameter, within this 10-year timescale. Having set themselves this challenge, t hey identified the steps that might be taken, using technologies that are currently under development or proposed. They considered an unmanned mission,a follow-up manned mission, and a range of final options, along with ways to reduce the worst consequenc es for humanity if the impact cannot be prevented. With more warning, the techniques described could be adapted to deal withmore severe threats. If successful, they can generate the capability for a much expanded human presence in space thereafter. With the dangers now beginning to be recognized internationally and with major new programs already in motion,the prospects for civilization and humanity, in relation to the danger of impacts, look much more hopeful than they did only a decade ago
Contents:Is There a Danger?
A Designer Hazard
Detection and Reaction
Deflection
The First Scenario
Second Scenario
Manned Mission
Final Options
The Starseeds Grow
Keep Watching!
ISBN:9781461487494
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Keywords: Engineering , Planetology , Astrophysics , Astronomy , Astronautics
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Title:Space Weather and Coronal Mass Ejections [electronic resource]
Author(s): Tim Howard
Date:2014
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer
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Note:Space weather has attracted a lot of attention in recent times. Severe space weather can disrupt spacecraft, and on Earth can be the cause of power outages and power station failure. It also presents a radiation hazard forairline passengers and astro nauts. These magnetic storms are most commonly caused by coronal mass ejections, or CMES, which are large eruptions of plasma and magnetic field from the Sun that can reach speeds of several thousandkm/s. In this SpringerBrief, Space Weather and Coronal M ass Ejections, author Timothy Howard briefly introduces the coronal mass ejection, its scientific importance, and its relevance to space weather at Earth and other planets. Thistitle focuses on the latest advances in CME observation and modeling, includin g new results from the NASA STEREO and SDO missions. It also includes topical issues regarding space weather and the most recent observations and anecdotalexamples of the impacts of space weather and CMEs
Contents:Introduction
History
Observation and Modeling
Relevance to Space Weather
Recent Developments
ISBN:9781461479758
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Keywords: Planetology , Astrophysics , Astronautics
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Title:Partnership in Space [electronic resource] : The Mid to Late Nineties
Author(s): Ben Evans
Date:2014
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer
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Note:This 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 leftoff, the story commemo rating 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 thatmomentous 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 ofIndependent States in 1992 pursued human space endeavors independently of each o ther. The narrative follows the path taken by two old foes towards an unlikely and often controversial partnership. As the Shuttle program recoveredfrom the loss of Challenger and pursued ever loftier goals, including the ambitious repair of the Hubble S pace Telescope, Mir suffered from economic collapse and political neglect. Yet both Mir and the Shuttle formed a fertile groundupon which the seeds of what would become today's International Space Station were sown. Both nations acutely needed the suppor t of the other to achieve their goals. As political relations thawed between the two superpowers, a newrelationship was forged. This cooperation saw Russians flying aboard the Shuttle and Americans flying aboard Mir and became a partnership that endures t o this day.
Contents:A Stable Time
An Unstable Time
Hitting the Stride
Shuttle
Mir
Plans for the Future
ISBN:9781461432784
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Title:To Orbit and Back Again [electronic resource] : How the Space Shuttle Flew in Space
Author(s): Davide Sivolella
Date:2014
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer
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Note:The question may be simple, but the answer is not as easy to give. This book describes the structures and systems used each time the Shuttle was launched, and then follows an imaginary mission, explaining how those structures andsystems were used in orbital operations and the return to Earth. Details of how anomalous events were dealt with on individual missions are also provided, as are the recollections of those who built and flew the Shuttle. Highlyillustrated with many diagrams, photographs and t echnical drawings, To Orbit and Back Again focuses on the engineering aspects of the Shuttle describes the systems and subsystems in clear, non-technical terms brings to thefore the design work behind the Space Shuttle and the mission itself.
Contents:Part 1: The Machine from A to Z
Introduction
Structure
Main Propulsion System
Solid Rocket Booster
Orbital Maneuvering System and Reaction Control System
Cargo Bay and Payload
Electrical and Environmental Control Life Support
Thermal Protection System
Living On Board
Part 2: Flying the Machine
Ascent
Orbital Flight
Re
entry and Landing
ISBN:9781461409830
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Title:A Scenario for Interstellar Exploration and Its Financing [electronic resource]
Author(s): Giovanni F Bignami
Andrea Sommariva
Date:2013
Publisher:Milano : Springer Milan : Imprint: Springer
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Note:This book develops a credible scenario for interstellar exploration and colonization. In so doing, it examines: the present situation and prospects for interstellar exploration technologies where to go: the search forhabitable planets the motivati ons for space travel and colonization the financial mechanisms required to fund such enterprises. The final section of the book analyzes the uncertainties surrounding the presented scenario. Thepurpose of building a scenario is not only to pinpoint futur e events but also to highlight the uncertainties that may propel the future in different directions. Interstellar travel and colonization requires a civilization in whichhuman beings see themselves as inhabitants of a single planet and in which global gov ernance of these processes is conducted on a cooperative basis. The key question is, then, whether our present civilization is ready for such anendeavor, reflecting the fact that the critical uncertainties are political and cultural in nature. It is writt en in such a way as to allow the non-professional reader to become part of the debate on the future of space programs
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Contents:Introduction
Motivations for space exploration and colonization
Where to go: the search for habitable planets
Interstellar exploration technologies
Financing of space exploration and colonization
The uncertainties
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Keywords: Astrophysics , Astronautics , Economics
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Title:Protection of Materials and Structures From the Space Environment [electronic resource]
Author(s): Jacob Kleiman
Masahito Tagawa
Yugo Kimoto
Date:2013
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Note:The goals of the 10th International Space Conference on Protection of Materials and Structures from Space Environment ICPMSE-10J, since its inception in 1992, have been to facilitate exchanges between members of the variousengineering and science dis ciplines involved in the development of space materials, including aspects of LEO, GEO and Deep Space environments, ground-based qualification, and in-flight experiments and lessons learned from operationalvehicles that are closely interrelated to discipl ines of the atmospheric sciences, solar-terrestrial interactions and space life sciences. The knowledge of environmental conditions on and around the Moon, Mars, Venus and the low Earthorbit as well as other possible candidates for landing such as asteroi ds have become an important issue, and protecting both hardware and human life from the effects of space environments has taken on a new meaning in light of theincreased interest in space travel and colonization of other planets. And while many material e xperiments have been carried out on the ground and in open space in the last 50 years (LDEF, MEEP, SARE, MISSE, AOP, DSPSE, ESEM, EURECA,HST, MDIM, MIS, MPID, MPAC and SEED), many questions regarding the environmental impact of space on materials remain e ither poorly understood or unanswered. The coming generations of scientists will have to continue this work andtackle new challenges, continuing to build the level of confidence humans will need to continue the colonization of space. It is hoped that the proceedings of the ICPMSE-10J presented in this book will constitute a small contributionto doing so
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Keywords: Engineering , Astrophysics , Astronautics , Structural control (Engineering) , Materials
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Title:Space-Time Reference Systems [electronic resource]
Author(s): Michael Soffel
Ralf Langhans
Date:2013
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Note:The high accuracy of modern astronomical spatial-temporal reference systems has made them considerably complex. This book offers a comprehensive overview of such systems. It begins with a discussion of The Problem of Time,including recent development s in the art of clock making (e.g., optical clocks) and various time scales. The authors address the definitions and realization of spatial coordinates by reference to remote celestial objects such asquasars. After an extensive treatment of classical equi nox-based coordinates, new paradigms for setting up a celestial reference system are introduced that no longer refer to the translational and rotational motion of the Earth. Therole of relativity in the definition and realization of such systems is clarif ied. The topics presented in this book are complemented by exercises (with solutions). The authors offer a series of files, written in Maple, a standardcomputer algebra system, to help readers get a feel for the various models and orders of magnitude. Bey ond astrometry, the main fields of application of high-precision astronomical spatial-temporal reference systems and frames arenavigation (GPS, interplanetary spacecraft navigation) and global geodynamics, which provide a high-precision Celestial Referenc e System and its link to any terrestrial spatial-temporal reference system. Mankinds urgentenvironmental questions can only be answered in the context of appropriate reference systems in which both aspects, space and time, are realized with a sufficiently high level of accuracy. This book addresses all those interested inhigh-precision reference systems and the various techniques (GPS, Very Long Baseline Interferometry, Satellite Laser Ranging, Lunar Laser Ranging) necessary for their realization, includi ng the production and dissemination of timesignals.
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Contents:List of Symbols
Preface
1 Introduction
2 Time
3 Space
Time
4 Barycentric Dynamical Reference System
5 Classical Astronomical Coordinates
6 Astrometry
7 Celestial Reference System
8 Terrestrial Reference System
9 From the GCRS to the ITRS
10 Astronomical Software Yearbooks
11 Astronomical constants
References
List of acronyms
Appendix A: Solutions to Exercises
Appendix B: Description of the AstroRef Package
Index 304
ISBN:9783642302268
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Keywords: Physical geography , Astrophysics , Astronautics
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Title:Uncertainty Quantification in Computational Fluid Dynamics [electronic resource]
Author(s): Hester Bijl
Didier Lucor
Siddhartha Mishra
Christoph Schwab
Date:2013
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Note:Fluid flows are characterized by uncertain inputs such as random initial data, material and flux coefficients, and boundary conditions. The current volume addresses the pertinent issue of efficiently computing the flowuncertainty, given this initial randomness. It collects seven original review articles that cover improved versions of the Monte Carlo method (the so-called multi-level Monte Carlo method (MLMC)), moment-based stochastic Galerkinmethods and modified versions of the stochastic collocatio n methods that use adaptive stencil selection of the ENO-WENO type in both physical and stochastic space. The methods are also complemented by concrete applications such asflows around aerofoils and rockets, problems of aeroelasticity (fluid-structure int eractions), and shallow water flows for propagating water waves. The wealth of numerical examples provide evidence on the suitability of each proposedmethod as well as comparisons of different approaches
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Contents:Timothy Barth: Non
Intrusive Uncertainty Propagation with Error Bounds for Conservation Laws Containing Discontinuities
Philip Beran and Bret Stanford: Uncertainty Quantification in Aeroelasticity
Bruno Desprs, Gal Potte and Didier Lucor: Robust uncertainty propagation in systems of conservation laws with the entropy closure method
Richard P. Dwight, Jeroen A.S. Witteveen and Hester Bijl: Adaptive Uncertainty Quantification for Computational Fluid Dynamics
Chris Lacor, Cristian Dinescu, Charles Hirsch and Sergey Smirnov: Implementation of intrusive Polynomial Chaos in CFD cod
ISBN:9783319008851
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Keywords: Mathematics , Computer science Mathematics , Computer science , Engineering mathematics , Astronautics
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Title:Surrogate-Based Modeling and Optimization [electronic resource] : Applications in Engineering
Author(s): Slawomir Koziel
Leifur Leifsson
Date:2013
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Note:Contemporary engineering design is heavily based on computer simulations. Accurate, high-fidelity simulations are used not only for design verification but, even more importantly, to adjust parameters of the system to have it meetgiven performance re quirements. Unfortunately, accurate simulations are often computationally very expensive with evaluation times as long as hours or even days per design, making design automation using conventional methodsimpractical. These and other problems can be allevi ated by the development and employment of so-called surrogates that reliably represent the expensive, simulation-based model of the system or device of interest but they are much morereasonable and analytically tractable. This book is about surrogate-bas ed modeling and optimization techniques, and their applications for solving difficult and computationally expensive engineering design problems. It beginsbypresentingthe basic concepts and formulations of the surrogate-based modeling and optimization para digm and thendiscusses relevant modeling techniques, optimization algorithms and design procedures, as well as state-of-the-artdevelopments. The chapters are self-contained with basic concepts and formulations along with applications and examples. The boo k will be useful toresearchers in engineering and mathematics, in particular those who employcomputationally heavy simulations in their design work
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Contents:Space Mapping for Electromagnetic
Simulation
Driven Design Optimization, Slawomir Koziel, Leifur Leifsson, and Stanislav Ogurtsov
Surrogate
Based Circuit Design Centering, Abdel
Karim S.O. Hassan and Ahmed S.A. Mohamed
Simulation
Driven Antenna Design Using Surrogate
Based Optimization, Slawomir Koziel, Stanislav Ogurtsov, and Leifur Leifsson
Practical Application of Space Mapping Techniques to the Synthesis of CSRR
based Artificial Transmission Lines, Ana Rodrguez, Jordi Selga, Ferran Martn and Vicente E. Boria
The Efficiency of Difference Mapping on Space Mapping Based Optimi
ISBN:9781461475514
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Keywords: Mathematics , Computer science Mathematics , Mathematical optimization , Astronautics
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Title:Space Debris and Other Threats from Outer Space [electronic resource]
Author(s): Joseph N Pelton
Date:2013
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer
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Note:The mounting problem of space debris in low earth orbit and its threat to the operation of application satellites has been increasingly recognized as space activities increase. The efforts of the Inter Agency Space DebrisCoordinating Committee (IADC) and UN COPUS have now led to international guidelines to mitigate the creation of new debris. This book discusses the technical studies being developed for active removal processes and otherwise mitigatingproblems of space debris, particularly in low ear th orbit. This book also considers threats to space systems and the Earth that comes from natural causes such as asteroids, coronal mass ejections, and radiation. After more than half acentury of space applications and explorations, the time has come to c onsider ways to provide sustainability for long-term space activities.
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Contents:Introduction to Threats in Outer Space
Orbital Debris A Growing Threat and the Kessler Syndrome
The Various Orbits and their threat levels (LEO, polar, Meo and Geo)
The Efforts of Inter Agency Space Debris Coordinating Committee (IADC) and UN COPUOS
Space Debris Remediation and Removal Initiatives
NEOS, Asteroids and Comets
Solar Flares and CMEs
Radiation and the Ozone Layer and Other Concerns from Space Weather
Top Ten Things to Know about Threats in Outer Space
ISBN:9781461467144
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Keywords: Engineering , Astrophysics , Astronautics , Pollution
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Title:Chinas Strategy in Space [electronic resource]
Author(s): Stacey Solomone
Date:2013
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Note:This 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 application s 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 spaceendeavors. What are Chinese intentions in sp ace? 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 andoffers four potential scenarios on where the Chinese space program is headed based on this new perspective of understanding Chinas space goals. This book is not only required reading for policy makers and military leaders in the USgovernment, but also for the general population, students, and professionals interested in truly understanding the reasons behind what the Chinese are doing in space
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Contents:The 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
ISBN:9781461466901
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Title:Making Starships and Stargates [electronic resource] : The Science of Interstellar Transport and Absurdly Benign Wormholes
Author(s): James F Woodward
Date:2013
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Note:What 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 episodeseven featured stargates, port als 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 relat ivistic requirements for any technology purporting to enable such rapid spacetime transport. The key requirement that Thorne identified was the creation of a Jupiter mass ofexotic matter - that is, matter with negative rest mass. Thorne's work put discuss ion 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 advancedpropulsion. Being able to create the stupendous exotic mass of stuff needed to make stargates and warp dri ves is the holy grail of advanced propulsion. A less ambitious, but nonetheless revolutionary, goal is finding a way toaccelerate 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 hasthree parts. The first discusses the theories of relativity needed to understand the possible propulsion techniques. The second addresses experimental investigat ions into the feasibility of the predicted effects that is, do theeffects 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 howmight we go about actually building such devices?
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Contents:Foreword by John Cramer
Part I: Inertia, Mach's Principle, and Mach Effects
Chapter 1: The Principle of Relativity and the Origin of Inertia
Chapter 2: Mach's Principle
Chapter 3: Mach Effects
Part II: Do Mach Effect Exist?
Chapter 4: Getting in Touch with Reality
Chapter 5: In Reality's Grip
Part III: Exotic Physics, Spacetime Transport, and Mach Effects
Chapter 6: Advanced Propulsion in the Era of Wormhole Physics
Chapter 7: Where Do We Find Exotic Matter?
Chapter 8: Making the ADM Electron Plausible
Chapter 9: Making Stargates
Chapter 10: The Road Ahea
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Title:SpaceX [electronic resource] : Making Commercial Spaceflight a Reality
Author(s): Erik Seedhouse
Date:2013
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Note:2012 - the year when the first ever privately-developed spacecraft visited the International Space Station. This is the story of how one company is transforming commercial space flight. It describes the extraordinary feats ofengineering and human ach ievement that have resulted in the world's first fully reusable launch vehicles and the prospect of human travel to Mars. SpaceX - The First Ten Years: - explores the philosophy behind the success of SpaceX -explains the practical management that enables SpaceX to keep it simple, reliable, and affordable - details the developmentof the Falcon 1, Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy rockets and the technology of the Merlin engines - describes thecollaboration with NASA - introduces current SpaceX projects, including the Grasshopper reusable launch vehicle and the Stratolaunch System. SpaceX - The First Ten Years is a portrait of one of the most spectacular spaceflighttriumphs of the 21st century, one that is laying the foundation for humanity to become a spacefaring civilization
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Contents:Elon Musk
Space Exers
The Engines Merlin
The Rockets: from the Falcon 1 to the Falcon 9
The Rockets: from the Falcon 9 to the Falcon Heavy
The Spacecraft Dragon
Contracts and Flight Operations
Ill Put a Man on Mars in 10 Years
Red Dragon
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Title:The Soyuz Launch Vehicle [electronic resource] The Two Lives of an Engineering Triumph
Author(s): Christian Lardier
Stefan Barensky
Date:2013
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Note:The 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, launchingsatellites, interplan etary 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 o f 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 ofdesigning a rocket in the immediate post-war period. Then, in So yuz's golden age, it launched numerous scientific missions and manned flights which were publicized worldwide while the many more numerous military missions were kepthighly confidential! The second part of the book tells the contemporary story of the seco nd life of Soyuz, gathered from Western sources and interviews with key protagonists. It addresses the sensitive issue of the strategic choicesthat 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 finalanalysis, this book is a profound description of a formidable human adventure
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Contents:Part I: Soyuz in the East
The V
2s heir
Designing the Semyorka
The Council of Chief Designers
Korolevs Subsidiaries
The Various Versions
The Launch Bases
Part II: Soyuz in the West
A Fantasy Launcher
East meets West
Genesis of Starsem
Europeans on the Steppe
Russians in the Jungle
Soyuz Launcher of the Future
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Title:China in Space [electronic resource] : The Great Leap Forward
Author(s): Brian Harvey
Date:2013
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Note:The 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 thenew Chinese space progra m. 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 ratehas already overtaken those of both Europe and th e 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 Academyof 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 list s all the Chinese launches, missions, and terminology, going behind the press releases to draw on hitherto unused scientific papers andsources. China in Space is a unique, forward-looking account of the Chinese space program, covering its full range of mi ssions: manned, communications, scientific, military, technology-testing, and lunar
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Contents:The First Chinese Space Station
Medieval Rockets to First Satellites
The Program
Expanding the Space Program
Recoverable Satellites
Applying the Space Program
The Big Leaf Forward: Manned Spaceflight
To the Moon and Mars
Chinese Ambitions in Space
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Title:Modeling Ships and Space Craft [electronic resource] : The Science and Art of Mastering the Oceans and Sky
Author(s): Gina Hagler
Date:2013
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Note:Modeling Ships and Space Craft: The Science and Art of Mastering the Oceans and Sky begins with the theories of Aristotle and Archimedes, moving on to examine the work of Froude and Taylor, the early aviators and the WrightBrothers, Goddard and the o ther rocket men, and the computational fluid dynamic models of our time. It examines the ways each used fluid dynamic principles in the design of their vessels. In the process, this book covers the history ofhydrodynamic (aero and fluid) theory and its pr ogression with some very accessible science examples including seminal theories. Hydrodynamic principles in action are also explored with examples from nature and the works of man.This is a book for anyone interested in the history of technology specif ically the methods and science behind the use of scale models and hydrodynamic principles in the marine and aeronautical designs of today
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Contents:Preface
Part I
Fluid Dynamics in Action
Chapter 1
Airborne Creatures
Chapter 2
Human Innovation
Chapter 3
Aquatic Creatures
Part II
Evolution of Theory
Chapter 4
Hydrodynamic Theorists
Chapter 5
Aerodynamic Theorists
Part III
Scale Model Testing Begins
Chapter 6
William Froude
Chapter 7
David Watson Taylor
Chapter 8
Early Aviators
Chapter 9
The Wright Brothers
Chapter 10
Rocketmen
Part IV
Model Testing Today
Chapter 11
Computational Fluid Dynamics
Glossary
Bibliography
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Title:Manned Spaceflight Log II20062012 [electronic resource]
Author(s): David J Shayler
Michael D Shayler
Date:2013
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Note:April 12, 1961 Attention! This is Radio Moscow speaking...The world's first satellite spaceship, Vostock, with a man aboard, was put into orbit round the Earth. Soviet Union cosmonaut Yuri A. Gagarin becomes the first personto fly in space, completin g one orbit in 108 minutes. April 5, 2001 As NASA prepares to fly the final Shuttle missions to the International Space Station, Russia launches Soyuz TMA 21 (code-named 'Yuri Gagarin') with the 28th ISSExpedition crew aboard, celebrating 50 years of mann ed spaceflight. Meanwhile, in China, preparations continue for launching the nation's first Space Station (called Tiangong 1 - or Heavenly Palace 1) later in the year. The sixthdecade of manned spaceflight orbital operations has truly began. At this point in the history of human space exploration, it is timely to review the first five decades of adventure and look forward to the next decade and what it mightbring. Several notable anniversaries celebrated in 2011 make it the right time to reflect and pay h omage before we move forward once more. As well as the 50th anniversary of Gagarin's Vostok flight, April 2011 also saw the 30thanniversary of the first Space Shuttle flight. Three months later, that program came to a close after its 135th mission and the completion of the majority of ISS assembly and outfitting. April also marked the 40th anniversary of theworld's first orbital station, Salyut. The new Springer Manned Spaceflight Log II continues the story from 2006 up to the summer of 2012, with over 40 new entries, expanded tables and new photographs, some in color. Also featured are:- Details of over 40 recent missions which completed the International Space Station, serviced the Hubble Space Telescope for the final time, and commenced Chinese manned space station operations - A summary of techniques andachievements across 50 years of human spaceflight operations - A review of the next steps in human spaceflight, the birth of commercial operatio
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Contents:New foreword by Colonel Alfred M. Worden
Reaching the Heavens in the Quest for Space
In the Steps of Gagarin Human Spaceflight Operations 1961
2012
The New Mission Entries September 2006 through September 2012
New Horizons to 2020 and Beyond
Tables
Manned Spaceflight Logbook 1961
2012
Cumulative World Manned Spaceflight Experience 1961
2012
World EVA Log 1965
2012
Cumulative World EVA Log 1965
2012
Future Flight Manifest Towards 2020 and Beyond
Steps in History: A Selected Chronology of Manned Spaceflight History
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Title:Modeling and Optimization in Space Engineering [electronic resource]
Author(s): Giorgio Fasano
Jnos D Pintr
Date:2013
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Note:This volume presents a selection of advanced case studies that address a substantial range of issues and challenges arising in space engineering. The contributing authors are well-recognized researchers and practitioners in spaceengineering and in ap plied optimization. The key mathematical modeling and numerical solution aspects of each application case study are presented in sufficient detail. Classic and more recent space engineering problems includingcargo accommodation and object placement, flig ht control of satellites, integrated design and trajectory optimization, interplanetary transfers with deep space maneuvers, low energy transfers, magnetic cleanliness modeling, propulsionsystem design, sensor system placement, systems engineering, space traffic logistics, and trajectory optimization are discussed. Novel points of view related to computational global optimization and optimal control, and tomultidisciplinary design optimization are also given proper emphasis. A particular attention is pai d also to scenarios expected in the context of future interplanetary explorations. Modeling and Optimization in Space Engineering willbenefit researchers and practitioners working on space engineering applications. Academics, graduate and post-graduate st udents in the fields of aerospace and other engineering, applied mathematics, operations research and optimalcontrol will also find the book useful, since it discusses a range of advanced model development and solution techniques and tools in the context of real-world applications and new challenges
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Keywords: Mathematics , Information theory , Mathematical optimization , Astronautics
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Title:Moon Bound [electronic resource] : Choosing and Preparing NASA's Lunar Astronauts
Author(s): Colin Burgess
Date:2013
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Note:Often lost in the shadow of the first group of astronauts for the Mercury missions, the second and third groups included the leading figures for NASA's activities for the following two decades. Moon Bound complements theauthors recently published wor k, Selecting the Mercury Seven (2011), extending the story of the men who helped to launch human spaceflight and broaden the American space program. Although the initial 1959 group became known asthe legendary pioneering Mercury astronauts, the astronauts of Groups 2 and 3 gave us many household names. Sixteen astronauts from both groups traveled to the Moon in Project Apollo, with several actually walking on the Moon, one ofthem being Neil Armstrong. This book draws on interviews to tell the astronauts' personal stories and recreate the drama of that time. It describes the process by which they were selected as astronauts and explains how the criteria hadchanged since the first group. Moon Bound is divided into two parts, recounting the biographies relat ing to the nine astronauts from NASAs Group 2 in the first part, and the fourteen finalists in Group 3 in the second part.The stories of both selection groups are narrated through the experiences of four finalists with interesting backgrounds. One of thes e men is Al Rupp of the USAF who, as a West Point cadet, cheekily helped to steal the Navy mascot goatprior to the annual Army versus Navy game in 1953, thus achieving legendary status in the games history. Rupp was killed in a plane crash just two years after being named as a finalist for Group 3. The service career of navalaviator John Yamnicky was also very much the equal of other finalists, but he was killed on September 11, 2001, ashe was a passenger on hijacked Flight 77, which was flown into the Pe ntagon. At the end of the work there are severalchapters on how these candidates were prepped for their missions
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Contents:Part I Announcements and volunteers
Screening the applicants
The finalists
The Next Nine
Settling in
Part II The boy from Barren Run
Answering the call
A few exceptionally good men
The Fourteen
Patience and Persistence
Before this decade is out
For some, the glory
Appendices
Bibliography
Index
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Title:Cold War Space Sleuths [electronic resource] : The Untold Secrets of the Soviet Space Program
Author(s): Dominic Phelan
Date:2013
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Note:Cold 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 o wn 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 ofoften-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 ofthe official archives - reading between the lines of the Soviet med ia - the impact of Gorbachev's glasnost on sleuthing - new research, including chapters by James Oberg, Asif Siddiqi, and Bart Hendrickx
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Contents:Foreword
Editor's introduction
Acknowledgements
Chapter 1: Space sleuths and their 'scoops' Dominic Phelan
Chapter 2: Hidden in plain view Brian Harvey
Chapter 3: The satellite trackers Sven Grahn
Chapter 4: Cosmonauts who weren't there James Oberg
Chapter 5: The view from Paris Claude Wachtel and Christian Lardier
Chapter 6: Orbital elements of surprise Phillip Clark
Chapter 7: Adventures in Star City Bert Vis
Chapter 8: Russian
language sleuthing Bart Hendrickx
Chapter 9: People and archives Asif Siddiqi
Chapter 10: Urban cosmonauts and space historians Da
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Title:Pulling G [electronic resource] : Human Responses to High and Low Gravity
Author(s): Erik Seedhouse
Date:2013
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Note:Formula 1 racing drivers, figher pilots, astronauts - G forces are an integral part of their lives - How do racing drivers sustain high G loads and not pass out? - What accelerative forces are unleashed when a fighter pilot ejectsfrom a high-performa nce jet? - What is it like being launched into space and what are the effects on astronauts living in zero G on board the International Space Station? - How do aircraft simulate zero G? Pulling G gives a uniqueinsight into how G forces affect people worki ng inthe high and low G environments. It examines the risks of high and low acceleration and explains the physiology of surviving in these environments. The history of G-related research isdescribed, together with present-day and future development of met hods to cope with the effects of increased and reduced G
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Contents:Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Author
List of figures
List of tables
List of abbreviations and acronyms
Chapter 1: Project MX981
Chapter 2: To black out or not to black out
Chapter 3: The wobblies
Chapter 4: The G machine
Chapter 5: Formula One
Chapter 6: Punching out
Chapter 7: Launch and re
entry
Chapter 8: Microgravity
Chapter 9: Artificial gravity
Index
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Title:Elementi di management dei programmi spaziali [electronic resource]
Author(s): Marcello Spagnulo
Date:2012
Publisher:Milano : Springer Milan
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Note:La realizzazione e il lancio nello spazio di satelliti o sonde attraverso missili o navette spaziali sono un esempio di attivit industriale di enorme complessit e di lungo periodo. Lo sviluppo di un programma spaziale prevedela realizzazione di vari sistemi costituenti: il segmento spaziale, cio i lanciatori per laccesso allo Spazio, i satelliti o le sonde, le infrastrutture spaziali abitate da astronauti oppure robotizzate e il segmento di terra checonsente agli operatori sulla terra di controllare i sistemi nello spazio e di fruire delle applicazioni derivanti dal loro uso. Il settore di per s peculiare dato lambiente extra-atmosferico ove si troveranno ad operareastronauti o sonde robotizzate, pertanto la manifattura dei sistemi spaziali una pra tica a met strada tra la scienza esatta e lartigianato di elevatissima qualit. Le metodologie e i processi realizzativi dei programmispaziali hanno per avuto il pregio nel passato di costituire, sin dagli anni 60, un modello di riferimento per altri setto ri industriali proprio a causa della loro unicit tecnologica e produttiva. E oggi le metodologie digestione dei programmi spaziali sono standardizzate e consolidate. Gli elementi trattati in questo libro intendono avvicinare il lettore alle specificit ges tionali della concezione, del finanziamento e della messa in essere di unprogramma spaziale, una tra le pi complesse attivit umane influenzate da fattori storici, scientifici, economici e politici
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Title:Elementi di management dei programmi spaziali [electronic resource]
Author(s): Marcello Spagnulo
Date:2012
Publisher:Springer Milan
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Title:Atmospheric Physics [electronic resource] : Background Methods Trends
Author(s): Ulrich Schumann
Date:2012
Publisher:Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer
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Note:On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Institute of Atmospheric Physics of the German Aerospace Center (DLR), this book presents more than 50 chapters highlighting results of the institutes research. The book providesan up-to-date, in-depth s urvey across the entire field of atmospheric science, including atmospheric dynamics, radiation, cloud physics, chemistry, climate, numerical simulation, remote sensing, instruments and measurements, as well asatmospheric acoustics. The authors have provi ded a readily comprehensible and self-contained presentation of the complex field of atmospheric science. The topics are of direct relevance for aerospace science and technology. Futureresearch challenges are identified
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Contents:From the Contents: The Atmosphere
The Atmosphere
from the surface to the stratosphere
Chemical composition of the atmosphere
Atmospheric
The Earth's radiation budget
the driver for weather and climate
Greenhouse effect, radiative forcing and climate sensitivity
Methods
Measurements of nitrogen oxides and related trace gases
Chemical ionization mass spectrometric measurements of atmospheric trace
In
situ measurement methods for atmospheric aerosol particles
Dropsondes
Lightning detection
Research trends
Probabilistic weather forecasting
Recent and f
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Keywords: Analytical biochemistry , Astronautics
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Title:Atmospheric Physics [electronic resource]
Author(s): Ulrich Schumann
Date:2012
Publisher:Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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Keywords: Geophysics and Environmental Physics , Atmospheric Sciences , Aerospace Technology and Astronautics , Analytical Chemistry
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Title:Doing the Impossible [electronic resource] : George E. Mueller and the Management of NASAs Human Spaceflight Program
Author(s): Arthur L Slotkin
Date:2012
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer
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Note:This excellent account of one of the most important personalities in early American human spaceflight history describes for the first time how George E. Mueller, the system manager of the human spaceflight program of the 1960s,applied the SPO methodo logy and other special considerations, resulting in the success of the Apollo Program. While Wernher von Braun and others did not really readily accept Mueller's approach to system management, they lateracknowledged that without it NASA would not have lan ded astronauts on the Moon by 1969. While Apollo remained Mueller's top priority, from his earliest days at the agency he promoted a robust post-Apollo program, which culminated inSkylab, the Space Shuttle, and the International Space Station. As a result of these efforts, Mueller earned the sobriquet: the father of the Space Shuttle.
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Contents:Illustrations
Tables
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Chapter 1: Reorganizing
Chapter 2: Program management
Chapter 3: Getting Ready
Chapter 4: Resuming Flight
Chapter 5: Learning, developing, and planning
Chapter 6: Peaks and valleys
Chapter 7: Recovery
Chapter 8: All
up testing
Chapter 9: Orbiting the Moon
Chapter 10: A railroad in space
Epilogue
Bibliography
Abbreviations
Index
ISBN:9781461437017
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Keywords: Engineering , Science History , Astrophysics , Astronautics
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Title:Doing the Impossible [electronic resource]
Author(s): Arthur L. Slotkin
Date:2012
Publisher:Springer New York
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Title:The Solar Dynamics Observatory [electronic resource]
Author(s): Phillip Chamberlin
William Dean Pesnell
Barbara Thompson
Date:2012
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer US
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Note:This volume is dedicated to the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), which was launched 11 February 2010. The articles focus on the spacecraft and its instruments: the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA), the Extreme UltravioletVariability Experiment (EV E), and the Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager (HMI).Articles withinalso describe calibration results and data processing pipelines that are critical to understanding the data and products, concluding with adescription of the successful Education and Public Outreach activities. This book is geared towards anyone interested in using the unprecedented data from SDO, whether for fundamental heliophysics research, space weather modeling andforecasting, or educational purposes. Previously published in Solar Phys ics journal, Vol. 275/1-2, 2012
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Contents:From the Contents: The Solar Dynamics Observatory
The Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA) on the Solar Dynamics Observatory
Initial Calibration of the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA) on the Solar Dynamics Observatory
Heliophysics Event Knowledgebase for the Solar Dynamics Observatory and Beyond
Computer Vision for the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Extreme Ultraviolet Experiment (EVE) on the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO): Overview of Science Objectives, Instrument Design, Data Products and Model Developments
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Title:The Solar Dynamics Observatory [electronic resource]
Author(s): Phillip Chamberlin
William Dean Pesnell
Barbara Thompson
Date:2012
Publisher:Springer US
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Keywords: Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences , Atmospheric Sciences , Aerospace Technology and Astronautics
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Title:Tragedy and Triumph in Orbit [electronic resource] : The Eighties and Early Nineties
Author(s): Ben Evans
Date:2012
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Note:April 12, 2011, was the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's pioneering journey into space. To commemorate this momentous achievement, Springer-Praxis is producing a mini series of books that reveals how humanity's knowledge offlying, working, and livi ng in space has grown in the last half century. Tragedy and Triumph in Orbit, the fourth book in the series, explores the tumultuous events of the 1980s and the beginning of the 1990s, a time whenareinvigorated Cold War between the United States and the S oviet Union bred further distrust and intense competition between the two old foes. As the Shuttle sought to fulfill its mandate of regular, routine access to space, a fatalAchilles heel in the system remained undetected until, one freezing January day in 1986, it made itself known with horrifying suddenness on millions of television screens across the world. Systemic flaws, and the urgent need to resolvethem, led to several years of introspection, while the Soviet program seemed to prosper and cosmonauts spent longer periods in space than ever before. By the end of the 1980s, a pair of Soviet success masked political changes on theground, changes which would dramatically turn a once-proud human space program into a mere shadow of what it was. The consequ ence would be a rocky road to an unlikely partnership
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Contents:Illustrations
Author's Preface
Acknowledgements
Chapter 1: We deliver
Chapter 2: A final Soviet salute
Chapter 3: An age of innocence
Chapter 4: Road to Peace
Chapter 5: New beginnings
Bibliography
Index
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Author(s): Ben Evans
Date:2012
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Title:Rocketing Into the Future [electronic resource] : The History and Technology of Rocket Planes
Author(s): Michel van Pelt
Date:2012
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Note:Rocketing into the Future journeys into the exciting world of rocket planes, examining the exotic concepts and actual flying vehicles that have been devised over the last one hundred years. Lavishly illustrated with over 150photographs, it recounts t he history of rocket planes from the early pioneers who attached simple rockets on to their wooden glider airplanes to the modern world of high-tech research vehicles. The book then looks at the possibilitiesfor the future. The technological and economic challenges of the Space Shuttle proved insurmountable, and thus the program was unable to fulfill its promise of low-cost access to space. However, the burgeoning market of suborbitalspace tourism may yet give the necessary boost to the development of a t ruly reusable spaceplane
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Contents:Illustrations
Author's preface
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: A crash course in rocket plane design
Chapter 3: Germany's wonder weapons
Chapter 4: Non
German wartime rocket fighters
Chapter 5: The rise and fall of the rocket interceptor
Chapter 6: Breaking the barrier
Chapter 7: Rocket plane spaceflight
Chapter 8: Future spaceplanes
Chapter 9: Joyriding a rocket plane
Chapter 10: Man versus robot
Chapter 11: Conclusions
Appendix: Aircraft maximum velocity and altitude evolution
Bibliography
Index
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Author(s): Michel van Pelt
Date:2012
Publisher:Springer New York
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ISBN:9781461431992
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Title:Remote Sensing [electronic resource]
Author(s): Siamak Khorram
Stacy A.C Nelson
Frank H Koch
Cynthia F van der Wiele
Date:2012
Publisher:Boston, MA : Springer US
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Note:Remote Sensingprovides information on how remote sensing relates to the natural resources inventory, management, and monitoring, as well as environmental concerns. It explains the role of this new technology in current globalchallenges. Remote Sensin g will discuss remotely sensed data application payloads and platforms, along with the methodologies involving image processing techniques as applied to remotely sensed data. This title provides informationon image classification techniques and image regi stration, data integration, and data fusion techniques. How this technology applies to natural resources and environmental concerns will also be discussed
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Contents:Data Acquisition
Data Processing Tools
Case Study Applications of Remote Sensing in Earth Observation
Political and Application Trends at International and National Levels
Future Trends in Remote Sensing
Concluding Remarks
ISBN:9781461431039
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Keywords: Geography , Remote sensing , Astrophysics , Astronautics
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Author(s): Siamak Khorram
Stacy A.C. Nelson
Frank H. Koch
Cynthia F. van der Wiele
Date:2012
Publisher:Springer US
Size:1 online resource
Note:Brief
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ISBN:9781461431022
Series:SpringerBriefs in Space Development
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Keywords: Remote Sensing/Photogrammetry , Aerospace Technology and Astronautics , Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences
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Title:Social Foundations of Human Space Exploration [electronic resource]
Author(s): James A Dator
Date:2012
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Note:Social Foundations of Human Space Explorationpresents a uniquely human perspective on the quest to explore space and to understand the universe through the lens of the arts, humanities, and social sciences. It considers earlystories about the univers e in various cultures recent space fiction the origins and cultural rationale for the space age experiences of humans in space and their emerging interactions with robots and artificial intelligence howhumans should treat environments and alien life and t he alternative futures of space exploration and settlement
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Contents:Early Visions of Not
Earth and Space Fiction
Origins of the Space Age
Cultural Rationale for Space
Humans in Space
Humans and Posthumans
Do Rocks Have Rights?
Never Again!
Space Futures
Top Ten Things to Know about Space and Society
Key Words List
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Keywords: Philosophy (General) , Technology Philosophy , Astronautics
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Author(s): James A. Dator
Date:2012
Publisher:Springer US
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ISBN:9781461430933
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Keywords: Philosophy of Technology , Aerospace Technology and Astronautics , Political Science, general , Law of the Sea, Air and Outer Space
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Title:Deep Space Propulsion [electronic resource] : A Roadmap to Interstellar Flight
Author(s): K. F Long
Date:2012
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Note:As humans take their first tentative steps off our home planet, and debate the costs/benefits of sending people back to the Moon and perhaps on to Mars, we must also start to make plans for the day when we will venture forth aspioneers farther out in to the Solar System and beyond - perhaps far, far beyond - to explore and settle new worlds around other stars. It is vital that we develop the deep space propulsion technologies that will take us there, first toexplore with robotic probes, then to follow ourselves. This is necessary so that if anything catastrophic happened to Earth, our species would survive. And the possibilities for catastrophe are great. An impacting asteroid ended thereign of the dinosaurs, and today we have many other threats such as global war, climate change, pollution, resource limitations and overpopulation. In this book, Kelvin F. Long takes us on all the possible journeys - the missiontargets, the technologies we might use to power such journeys, and what scientific knowledge we are seeking to obtain upon arriving there. Despite the problems of today it is important that we take a long-term view for the future ofour species. In fact, the only way to assure a future is to start planning for it now and then progress incremental ly. Today, society is not in a position to launch the types of missions outlined in this book, mainly due to a lack ofpolitical motivations to try and the economic cost for launching it. But if we start to develop these technologies today, then it is like ly that one of them will come to technological maturity at some point in the coming centuries andwill power our species to the stars. Our commitment today to achieve near-term goals will ensure a tomorrow for the generations ahead
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Contents:Foreword
Preface
Chapter 1: Reaching for the Stars
Chapter 2: The Dream of Flight and the Vision of Tomorrow
Chapter 3: Fundamental Limitations to Achieving Interstellar Flight
Chapter 4: Aviation
The Pursuit of Speed, Distance and Height
Chapter 5: Astronautics
The Development and Science of Rockets
Chapter 6: Exploring The Solar System and Beyond
Chapter 7: Exploring Other Star Systems
Chapter 8: Solar System Explorers
Historical Spacecraft
Chapter 9: Electric and Nuclear
Based Propulsion
Chapter 10: Sails and Beams
Chapter 11: Nuclear Fusion Propuls
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Date:2012
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Title:Astronauts For Hire [electronic resource] : The Emergence of a Commercial Astronaut Corps
Author(s): Erik Seedhouse
Date:2012
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Note:The spaceflight industry is being revolutionized. It is no longer the sole preserve of professional astronauts working on government-funded manned spaceflight programs. As private companies are being encouraged to build andoperate launch vehicles,and even spacecraft that can be hired on a contract basis, a new breed of astronauts is coming into being. Astronauts for Hire describes how this commercial astronaut corps will be selected and trained. Itprovides a unique insight into the kinds of missions and tasks that the astronauts will be involved in, from suborbital science missions to commercial trips to low Earth orbit. The book also describes the new fleet of commercialspaceships being developed - reusable rocket-propelled vehicles that will offer quick, routine, and affordable access to the edge of space. The author also explores the possibility of private enterprise establishing interplanetaryspaceports, lunar bases, and outposts on the surface of Mars
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Contents:Section 1: Astronauts for Hire
The World's First Commercial Astronaut Agency
The Commercial Spaceflight Corps
Medical Qualification and Training
Section II: Operators
Commercial Spaceflight Industry
The New Breed of Space Vehicles
Section III: Missions
Suborbital Missions
Orbital Missions
Beyond Earth Orbit
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Title:Interplanetary Outpost [electronic resource] : The Human and Technological Challenges of Exploring the Outer Planets
Author(s): Erik Seedhouse
Date:2012
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Note:Water has been discovered on the Saturnian moon, Enceladus, and on Jupiter's moons, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto. Where there is water, could there be life? Could this tantalizing possibility result in a manned mission to theouter planets? But how will such a mission be designed, what propulsion system will be used, and what hazards will the crewmembers face? Interplanetary Outpost describes step by step how the mission architecture will evolve, how crewswill be selected and trained, and what the m ission will entail from launch to landing. It addresses the effects that exteneded duration, radiation, communication, and isolation will have on the human body, and how not only performancebut behavior might be affected
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Contents:Potential destinations
Mission objectives
Mission architecture
VASIMR: the radical rocket
HOPE hardware
Descent and landing
Selecting and training an interplanetary crew
Biomedical and behavioral aspects of traveling to Callisto
Voyage to Callisto
The surface mission: establishing an interplanetary outpost
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Keywords: Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences , Popular Science in Astronomy , Aerospace Technology and Astronautics , Planetology , Medical and Radiation Physics
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Title:U. S. Spacesuits [electronic resource]
Author(s): Kenneth S Thomas
Harold J McMann
Date:2012
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Note:Spacesuits are far more than garments. They are a personalized spacecraft that allows direct contact and interaction with everything beyond our world, and a last refuge for survival in a disaster. Creating safe, reliable, andcomfortable spacesuits is an ongoing challenge that has spanned over four decades. U. S. Spacesuits, 2nd Edition by Kenneth S. Thomas and Harold J. McMann details the technical evolution of U. S. spacesuits from their roots in highaltitude aviation and vacuum tube development to present day, with an additional look into the future. This primary source of spacesuit information explains the functions, historical development, and use of spacesuits from a worldwideperspective. In this new edition, the authors update the story of U.S. spacesuit development and efforts, from the design challenges modern engineers face to the latest roles of spacesuits in space exploration. The book also provides aclose up look at NASA's new Constellation Space Suit System as well as Apollo prototype co nfigurations that have been discovered since 2005. Also not in the earlier edition is a prototype and model of the Gemini pressure suit and anexplanation of its development. Finally, there are new insights into the suits used for the Gemini, Apollo, Skyla b, Space Shuttle, and International Space Station missions
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Contents:List of figures
List of tables
List of contributors
Preface
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Editorial notes
Acronyms and abbreviations
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Reaching upward and outward
Chapter 3: The basics of spacesuits
Chapter 4: Launch/entry spacesuits: Past, present, and possibly future
Chapter 5: Gemini: The first approaches to exploring and working in space
Chapter 6: Apollo: Mankind starts the exploration of the Moon
Chapter 7: Advanced development for canceled Apollo missions
Chapter 8: U.S. Air Force spacesuits
Chapter 9: Skylab an
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Date:2012
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Title:At Home in Space [electronic resource] : The Late Seventies into the Eighties
Author(s): Ben Evans
Date:2012
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Note:April 12, 2011, is the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's pioneering journey into space. To commemorate this momentous achievement, Springer-Praxis is producing a mini series of books that reveals how humanity's knowledge offlying, working, and livin g in space has grown in the last half century. At Home in Space, the third book in the series, continues the story throughout the later Seventies and into the Eighties. It was a period of time characterised bygreat promise. Regular Soviet missions demonst rated that humanity could not only survive, but thrive, in a weightless environment, and the arrival of the Space Shuttle seemed to offer a more economical and routine means of accessingthe heavens. Living in space became truly international as astronauts from many nations lived and worked together on Soviet space stations and aboard the Shuttle. At the same time, however, relations between two key players in thisdrive to conquer the high ground of space - the United States and the Soviet Union - steadily declined from the high-watermark of Apollo-Soyuz to the nadir of Star Wars. This third volume charts the progress made in space during thispivotal phase of humanity's quest to explore the final frontier
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Contents:Contents
Illustrations
Author's Preface
Acknowledgements
Chapter 1: Unlikely partners
Chapter 2: A home after Apollo
Chapter 3: A tale of science, sickness and the Sun
Chapter 4: Red stars in the East
Chapter 5: Dreams and nightmares
Bibliography
Index
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Title:At Home in Space [electronic resource]
Author(s): Ben Evans
Date:2012
Publisher:Springer New York
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ISBN:9781441988096
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Keywords: Aerospace Technology and Astronautics , Popular Science in Astronomy , Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences
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Title:Grappling with Gravity [electronic resource] : How Will Life Adapt to Living in Space?
Author(s): Robert W Phillips
Date:2012
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York
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Note:Grappling with Gravity explores the physiological changes that will occur in humans and the plants and animals that accompany humans as we move to new worlds, whether it beto acolony in the emptiness of space or settlementson the moon, Mars, or other moons or planets. This book focuses on the biomedical aspects, while not ignoring other life-changing influences of space living. For example, what happens to people physiologically in the microgravity ofspace, where weight and the direction up are meani ngless? Adapting to microgravity represents the greatest physical challenge that human life will have encountered since our ancestors moved from the seas to solid Earth. It will bethe next great adventure!
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Contents:Part I: Space Here We Come
Chapter 1: A Great New Adventure
Chapter 2: The Long Road to Space Flight
Chapter 3: Why Go to Space?
Chapter 4: Change and Prosper
Chapter 5: Everything is Topsy
Turvy
Chapter 6: Tomorrow's Tourist Adventures
Part II: Life in Space
Chapter 7: Taking Your Body to Space
Chapter 8: Behavior in Space
Chapter 9: An Essential Activity
Part III: Preparing for the Future
Chapter 10: Living Away from Earth
Chapter 11: Taking the Plow to Mars
Chapter 12: Speculations
Appendix A
Appendix B
Acronyms
Glossary
Index
ISBN:9781441968999
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Series:Astronomers' Universe, 1614-659X
Series:Physics and Astronomy (Springer-11651)
Keywords: Planetology , Astrophysics , Astronomy , Astronautics
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Title:Grappling with Gravity [electronic resource]
Author(s): Robert W. Phillips
Date:2012
Publisher:Springer New York
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ISBN:9781441968982
Series:Astronomers Universe
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Keywords: Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences , Popular Science in Astronomy , Aerospace Technology and Astronautics , Planetology
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Title:Robotic Exploration of the Solar System [electronic resource] : Part 3: Wows and Woes, 1997-2003
Author(s): Paolo Ulivi
David M Harland
Date:2012
Publisher:New York, NY : Praxis : Imprint: Praxis
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Note:In Robotic Exploration of the Solar System, Paolo Ulivi and David Harland provide a comprehensive account of the design and managment of deep-space missions, the spacecraft involved - some flown, others not - their instruments,and their scientific re sults. This third volume in the series covers launches in the period 1997 to 2003 and features: - a chapter entirely devoted to the Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn - coverage of planetary missions of theperiod, including the Deep Space 1 mission and the Stardust and Hayabusa sample returns from comets and asteroids - extensive coverage of Mars exploration, the failed 1999 missions, Mars Odyssey, Mars Express, and the twin roversSpirit and Opportunity. The story will continue in Part 4
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Contents:(In Part 1) Introduction
Chapter 1: The beginning
Chapter 2: Of landers and orbiters
Chapter 3: The grandest tour
(In Part 2) Chapter 4: The decade of Halley
Chapter 5: The era of flagships
Chapter 6: Faster, cheaper, better
(Now in Part 3) Foreword
Author's Preface
Acknowledgments
Chapter 7: The last flagship
Chapter 8: Faster, cheaper, better continues
Chapter 9: Mars invaded
Glossary
Appendices
Chapter references
Further reading
Previous volumes in this series
Index
ISBN:9780387096285
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Keywords: Science (General) , Astronomy , Astrophysics , Astrobiology , Astronautics
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Title:Robotic Exploration of the Solar System [electronic resource]
Author(s): Paolo Ulivi
David M. Harland
Date:2012
Publisher:Praxis
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ISBN:9780387096278
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Keywords: Popular Science in Astronomy , Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology , Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences , Astrobiology , Aerospace Technology and Astronautics
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Title:Laboratory Science with Space Data [electronic resource] : Accessing and Using Space-Experiment Data
Author(s): Daniel Beysens
Luigi Carotenuto
Jack J.W.A van Loon
Martin Zell
Date:2011
Publisher:Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer
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Note:For decades experiments conducted on space stations like MIR and the ISS have been gathering data in many fields of research in the natural sciences, medicine and engineering. The European Union-sponsored ULISSE project focused onexploring the wealth of unique experimental data provided by revealing raw and metadata from these studies via an Internet Portal. This book complements the portal. It serves as a handbook of space experiments and describes the varioustypes of experimental infrastructure are as of research in the life and physical sciences and technology space missions that hosted scientific experiments the types and structures of the data produced and how one can access the datathrough ULISSE for further research. The book provides an overvi ew of the wealth of space experiment data that can be used for additional research and will inspire academics (e.g. those looking for topics for their PhD thesis) andresearch departments in companies for their continued development
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Contents:1 Introduction
2 Space and Ground
Based Infrastructures
2.1 Characteristics of the Space Environment
2.2 Space Infrastructure
2.3 Non
orbital weightless research platforms
2.4 Ground
based facilities and space simulators
3 Areas of research
3.1 Physical sciences
3.2 Life sciences
4 ULISSE access to data
4.1 Data description
4.2 Identification of information: the ULISSE knowledge base
4.3 ULISSE: data access services.
ISBN:9783642211447
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Keywords: Geography , Medicine , Data mining , Life sciences , Astronomy , Astronautics
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Title:Selecting the Mercury Seven [electronic resource] : The Search for America's First Astronauts
Author(s): Colin Burgess
Date:2011
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer
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Note:In January 1959, after an exhaustive search through military service records, a number of Americas elite test pilots received orders to attend a series of top-secret briefings in Washington, D.C. These briefings were designed toassist in selecting a group of astronauts for the newly formed National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and its man-in-space program, Project Mercury. Following in-depth medical and psychological screening, 32 finalistswere chosen. They would be subjected to the mo st rigorous, exploratory, and even degrading medical and psychological stress tests ever imposed on the nation's service personnel. NASA wanted the best of the best in its quest for thenation's first astronauts, and this is the story of that search for a group of near-supermen who were destined to become trailblazing pioneers of American space flight. For the very first time, after extensive research and numerousinterviews, the names and amazing stories of those 32 finalists are finally revealed in this b ook. Only seven of them would ultimately be selected as America's Mercury astronauts, but those responsible for choosing the seven openlyconcede that it was an incredibly difficult task. They reveal that any of these courageous and superbly talented test pilots could so easily have been selected to fly into space, finding adventure, fame, and lasting renown as one ofNASA's legendary Mercury astronauts
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Contents:Foreword
Author's Preface
About the author
Acknowledgements
Illustrations
Chapter 1: Sailing in and out of war
Chapter 2: The call goes out
Chapter 3: Narrowing the field
Chapter 4: The finalists
Chapter 5: Tennessee patriot, pilot, and poet
Chapter 6: Lovelace Clinic, New Mexico
Chapter 7: Wright
Patterson: the final hurdle
Chapter 8: Announcing the Mercury astronauts
Chapter 9: Back in contention
Chapter 10: Mercury Seven
Appendices
Bibliography
Index
ISBN:9781441984050
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Keywords: Astrophysics , Mathematics , Astronautics
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Title:Russian Space Probes [electronic resource] : Scientific Discoveries and Future Missions
Author(s): Brian Harvey
Olga Zakutnyaya
Date:2011
Publisher:New York, NY : Praxis : Imprint: Springer
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Note:The Soviet Union began the exploration of space with the launch of Sputnik in 1957, well over 50 years ago, and sent the first probes to the Moon, Mars, and Venus. Less well known is what these probes actually found out. Whatwere the discoveries of R ussian space science? What new discoveries may we expect in the future? Who were Russia's most important scientists? Russian Space Probes gives for the first time the definitive history of Soviet-Russian spacescience, and is the first book to assess the a ctual achievements of the Russian space program in furthering our knowledge of the Solar System. Among other projects covered are missions such as Elektron, which mapped the Earth'sradiation belts the astrophysical observatories Astron, Kvant, Gamma,and G ranat Proton, which trapped cosmic rays Prognoz, which measured solar radiation and the Interball, Aktivny, APEX, and Magion mission in which satelliteschased each other in the Earth's magnetic tail. The final part of the book examines the future of Russi an space science and looks at planned new missions, such as the Spektr series of space observatories, and return flights to the Moonand Mars, including a sample of Phobos
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Contents:Introduction by the authors
Acknowledgments
Glossary
Terminological and translation notes
Reference notes
List of tables
List of illustrations
List of figures
Chapter 1: Early space science
Chapter 2: Deepening our understanding
Chapter 3: Revealing the Moon
Chapter 4: Unveiling Venus
Chapter 5: The path to Mars
Chapter 6: Orbiting space stations
Chapter 7: Later Soviet space science: the observatories
Chapter 8: Perspectives, past, and future
Annex: Summary of Soviet and Russian space science missions
Bibliography
Index
ISBN:9781441981509
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Keywords: Science (General) , Astrophysics , Astronomy , Astronautics
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Title:Soviet Robots in the Solar System [electronic resource] : Mission Technologies and Discoveries
Author(s): JR. Huntress Wesley T
Mikhail Ya Marov
Date:2011
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer
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Note:The Soviet robotic space exploration program began in a spirit of bold adventure and technical genius. It ended after the fall of the Soviet Union and the failure of its last mission to Mars in 1996. Soviet Robots in the SolarSystem chronicles the sc ientific and engineering accomplishments of this enterprise from its infancy to its demise. Each flight campaign is set into context of national politics and international competition with the United States.Together with its many detailed illustrations an d images, Soviet Robots in the Solar System presents the most detailed technical description of Soviet robotic space flights provides a unique insight into programmatic, engineering, andscientific issues covers mission objectives, spacecraft engineering, flight details, scientific payload and results describes in technical depth Soviet lunar and planetary probes
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Contents:Illustrations
Author's Preface
Acknowledgments
Part 1: The pieces: people, institutions, rockets and spacecraft
Chapter 1: Space race
Chapter 2: Key players
Chapter 3: Key institutions
Chapter 4: Rockets
Chapter 5: Spacecraft
Part II: Putting the pieces together: flying to the Moon, Venus, and Mars
Chapter 6: Breaking free of Earth
Chapter 7: Launching to Mars and Venus
Chapter 8: New spacecraft, new failures
Chapter 9: Three more years of frustration
Chapter 10: Finally success at the Moon and Venus, but Mars eludes
Chapter 11: Robotic achievements
ISBN:9781441978981
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Keywords: Astronomy , Astronautics
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Title:Trailblazing Medicine [electronic resource]
Author(s): Erik Seedhouse
Date:2011
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York
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Note:To prepare for the day when astronauts leave low-Earth orbit for long-duration exploration missions, space medicine experts must develop a thorough understanding of the effects of microgravity on the human body, as well as waysof mitigating them. To gain a complete understanding of the effects of space on the human body and to create tools and technologies required for successful exploration, space medicince will become an increasingly collaborativediscipline incorporating the skills of physicians, b iomedical scientists, engineers, and mission planners. Trailblazing Medicine examines the future of space medicine in relation to human space exploration describes what is necessaryto keep a crew alive in space, including the use of surgical robots, surfa ce-based telemedicine, and remote emergency care discusses bioethical problems such as euthanasia, sex, and precautionary surgery investigates the medicalchallenges faced by interplanetary astronauts details the process of human hibernation
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Contents:Preface
Acknowledgements
About the Author
List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Panels
List of abbreviations and acronyms
Section I: Space Medicine
Chapter 1: Medicine onboard the International Space Station
Chapter 2: Interplanetary health care
Chapter 3: Medical qualification for exploration class missions
Section II: Exploration Class Medical Challenges
Chapter 4: Radiation
Chapter 5: Bone Loss
Chapter 6: Behavior and performance
Section III: Future Developments
Chapter 7: Bioethics, sex, and cloning
Chapter 8: Robotic surgery and teleme
ISBN:9781441978295
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Keywords: Human physiology , Medicine, Industrial , Astrophysics , Astronomy , Astronautics
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Title:Drifting on Alien Winds [electronic resource] : Exploring the Skies and Weather of Other Worlds
Author(s): Michael Carroll
Date:2011
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York
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Note:Drifting on Alien Winds explores the bizarre weather of alien worlds, from the blistering hurricane-force winds of Venus to the gentle methane rain showers of Saturn's giant moon Titan. Blinding bolts of lightning sizzle throughJupiter's skies, ammon ia blizzards swirl through Saturnian clouds, and Earth-sized cyclones pinwheel across Uranus and Neptune. Late-breaking scientific discoveries from spacecraft, observatories, and laboratories reveal the mysteriesof weather across the Solar System. Our kno wledge of weather on other worlds has not come easily. Drifting on Alien Winds introduces the inventors, engineers, and scientists who struggled to launch the first probes that would help usto understand the atmospheres of other worlds. The untold stories of early engineering feats and failures, from small Soviet Venus balloons to advanced studies of blimps and airplanes for Mars and Titan, are showcased here, along withwhat weve learned and are still trying to learn about alien skies. Some of todays most creative and scientifically feasible ideas for voyaging through distant skies are presented. With spectacular spacecraft images and stunningoriginal paintings by the author, Drifting on Alien Winds is a feast for the eyes as well as the mind
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Contents:Preface: Something in the Air
Part I: Starting Here and Getting There
Chapter 1: The Sky at Home
Chapter 2: What It Really Takes to Explore Alien Skies
Chapter 3: Studies on the Fly
Chapter 4: Studying the Weather from the Inside
Part II: The Forecast
Clearing, with Scattered Ammonia Showers by Morning
Chapter 5: Venus
Chapter 6: Mars
Chapter 7: Jupiter
Chapter 8: Saturn and Titan
Chapter 9: Uranus, Neptune, and Triton
Part III: Future Explorers
Chapter 10: Future Ballons, Aircraft, and Upcoming Missions
Chapter 11: To Venture on Wilder Seas
Gloss
ISBN:9781441969170
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Title:Sicurezza del Trasporto Aereo [electronic resource]
Author(s): P. Carlo Cacciabue
Date:2010
Publisher:Milano : Springer Milan : Imprint: Springer
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Note:Il presente testo si propone di far acquisire al lettore le conoscenze delle metodologie e teorie di base per effettuare analisi di sicurezza e valutazione del rischio in diversi ambienti aeronautici, in un quadro di SafetyManagement System. Vengono dapprima analizzati e descritti in dettaglio i metodi per effettuare studi prospettici di sicurezza di tipo probabilistico e per analisi quantitativa dei rischi associati a diversi pericoli nelle operazionidi volo, nella gestione delle operazioni di terra e nei processi manutentivi. Sono quindi presentate le metodologie formali per studi retrospettivi delle occorrenze ed incidenti, orientate alla ricerca delle cause ed alla definizionedi raccomandazioni di sicurezza. Tutte le teorie sono inquadrate in un approccio sistemico, che prevede la valutazione integrata qualitativa e quantitativa dei rischi derivanti dai guasti meccanici e da fattori umani. Una serie diesempi semplici vengono associati alle diverse teorie e metodi presentati nel testo. Infine, per dimostrare praticamente come tali metodi si integrano in una valutazione globale del rischio, vengono discussi in dettaglio due esempispecifici di analisi prospettica del rischio associato ad unoperazione di volo e di studio retrospettivo di incidente, c on relativa classificazione delle cause
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Contents:Analisi sistemica di sicurezza: concetti e metodi
Fattori umani nellanalisi di sicurezza
Metodi per analisi retrospettive
Il Safety Management System e metodologia integrata per lanalisi di sicurezza
ISBN:9788847014541
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Keywords: Engineering , Astronautics
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Title:Advances in Grey Systems Research [electronic resource]
Author(s): Sifeng Liu
Jeffrey Yi-Lin Forrest
Date:2010
Publisher:Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer
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Note:This book contains contributions by some of the leading researchers in the area of grey systems theory and applications. All the papers included in this volume are selected from the contributions physically presented at the 2009IEEE International Con ference on Grey Systems and Intelligent Services, November 11 12, 2009, Nanjing, Jiangsu, Peoples Republic of China. This event was jointly sponsored by IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society, NaturalScience Foundation of China, and Grey Systems Soci ety of China. Additionally, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics also invested heavily in this event with its direct and indirect financial and administrative supports
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Contents:Part 1: buffer operator and theoretical basis of grey systems theory
Part 2: grey incidence analysis and application
Part 3: grey cluster evaluation models
Part 4: grey forecast model
Part 5: grey decision
making
Part 6: grey cybernetics and intelligent services
ISBN:9783642139383
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Keywords: Engineering
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Title:Watching Earth from Space [electronic resource] : How Surveillance Helps Us -- and Harms Us
Author(s): Pat Norris
Date:2010
Edition:1
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Note:- Are satellites a threat to individual privacy? - How bad is climate change and global warming? - Why can we not find Osama bin Laden? - Does the world have enough fresh water? Watching Earth from Space gives you the answers tothese and many other b urning questions of the day. This is the story of how our planet is being monitored by hundreds of space-borne instruments for both military and peaceful reasons. It highlights the technical challenges of thoseinstruments and describes the agencies that g ather useful information from them. But as well as all the essential monitoring performed by satellites - such as mapping natural or man-made disasters, agricultural performances, weather,and climate change to name a few - there is a growing swell of publ ic opinion that they are being used by governments to erode personal privacy and freedom. This book looks at the possible conflict between public good and marketforces, and the future development of new systems to deal with new needs
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Contents:Author's preface
List of figures
List of tables
List of abbreviations
Chapter 1: The threat of satellite images
Chapter 2: Weather satellites
Chapter 3: Climate change
Chapter 4: Commercial surveillance: mapping on a large scale
Chapter 5: Society and survival
Chapter 6: Where am I? Where are they?
Chapter 7: Monitoring nuclear weapons
Chapter 8: Military imaging satellites: long
range intelligence
Chapter 9: Military radio surveillance from space
Chapter 10: The future
References
Index
ISBN:9781441969385
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Keywords: Geography , Remote sensing , Life sciences , Astronautics
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Title:Foothold in the Heavens [electronic resource] : The Seventies
Author(s): Ben Evans
Date:2010
Publisher:New York, NY : Praxis : Imprint: Springer
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Note:April 12, 2011 is the 50th Anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's pioneering journey into space. To commemorate this momentous achievement, Springer-Praxis is producing a mini-series of books that reveals how humanity's knowledge offlying, working, and living in space has grown in the last half century. Foothold in the Heavens focuses on the early 1970s, when we completed our first exploration of the Moon and established a real, long-term presence in orbit withthe first space stations. It marked a transitiona l phrase between the heady days of the 1960s and efforts to make space travel more economical, more frequent and more routine in the later 1970s and 1980s. This book explores the intensecompetition and bitter rivalry between the United States and the Sovi et Union - with one side devoting its energies to lunar exploration, the other diverting its attention to near-Earth studies - which eventually brought a pair of ColdWar foes away from the nuclear trigger to the negotiating table and opened a new era of c ooperation in space
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Contents:New directions
Luna incognita
At home, above
Luna cognita
End of the beginning
ISBN:9781441963420
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Keywords: Engineering , Astrophysics , Astronomy , Astronautics
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Title:E.T. Talk [electronic resource] : How Will We Communicate with Intelligent Life on Other Worlds?
Author(s): Fernando J Ballesteros
Date:2010
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Note:Although we have done extensive studies of the Solar System and thus far found over 300 extrasolar planets planets outside our Solar System we have not yet found life, even primitive life, on any planet other than Earth.Might there be life on some of these newly discovered extrasolar planets? Not likely, as most are gas giants or are too close or too far from their sun. However, of late we are finding more and more Earthlike planets. It is nowestimated that about 15 percent of the planets in the ga laxy are Earthlike, and many of these will likely orbit their suns at the right distance to support life as we know it. No one knows yet if radio searches or other means ofdetection will reveal that we are not alone in the universe. But if we do discover intelligent life elsewhere, how will we communicate with it? Are there some universal methods of communication we can use? Is music or mathematicsa universal language? Are there alien intelligences right here on Earth we can use to help us figure out ways of communicating? The answers may surprise you. All of these issues and more are covered in this exciting, readable, andauthoritative book on a subject that is not mere idle speculation anymore. We are certainly getting closer to finding out who, if anyb ody, is out there. This book will not only inform you about the search and the likelihood of findinglife, it will also actually teach you how to talk to aliens!
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Contents:Foreword
Preface
Part I: With Whom? Finding Life in the Universe
Chapter 1: A Place for Life
Chapter 2: The Miracle of Life
Chapter 3: Life in the Solar System?
Part II: With What?: The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence
Chapter 4: The Search Starts
Chapter 5: Where to Look
Chapter 6: The Searching Strategies
Part III: How?: The Language of Communication
Chapter 7: Different Languages
Chapter 8: Different World Views
Chapter 9: How Do We Know If There's a Message?
Chapter 10: Searching for a Common Language
Chapter 11: Is Anybody Out There?
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Title:Emerging Space Powers [electronic resource] : The New Space Programs of Asia, the Middle East, and South America
Author(s): Brian Harvey
Henk H. F Smid
Tho Pirard
Date:2010
Publisher:New York, NY : Praxis
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Note:This work introduces the important emerging space powers of the world. Brian Harvey describes the origins of the Japanese space program, from rocket designs based on WW II German U-boats to tiny solid fuel 'pencil' rockets, whichled to the launch of the first Japanese satellite in 1970. The next two chapters relate how Japan expanded its space program, developing small satellites into astronomical observatories and sending missions to the Moon, Mars, cometHalley, and asteroids. Chapter 4 describes ho w India's Vikram Sarabhai developed a sounding rocket program in the 1960s. The following chapter describes the expansion of the Indian space program. Chapter 6 relates how the Indian spaceprogram is looking ahead to the success of the moon probe Chandray an, due to launch in 2008, and its first manned launching in 2014. Chapters 7, 8, and 9 demonstrate how, in Iran, communications and remote sensing drive spacetechnology. Chapter 10 outlines Brazil's road to space, begun in the mid-1960's with the launch of the Sonda sounding rockets. The following two chapters describe Brazil's satellites and space launch systems and plans for the future.Chapters 13 and 14 study Israel's space industry. The next chapters look at the burgeoning space programs of North and South Korea. The book ends by contrasting and comparing all the space programs and speculating how they may evolvein the future. An appendix lists all launches and launch attempts to date of the emerging space powers
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Contents:Japan: Origins
Japan: Development
Japan: Plans
India: Origins
India: Development
India: Plans
Iran: Origins
The Road to Space
Iran: Development
Satellites and Space Launch Systems
Iran: Plans
The Ultimate Goal
Brazil: Origins
The Road to Space
Brazil: Development
Satellites and Space Launch Systems
Brazil: Plans
The Ultimate Goal
Israel: The Technological Efforts of IAI (Israel Aircraft Industries)
Israel: Looking for Science, Business, Cooperation
North Korea: The Strange Country in Space
South Korea: Towards Space Autonomy, Step by Ste
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Title:Space Manifold Dynamics [electronic resource] : Novel Spaceways for Science and Exploration
Author(s): Ettore Perozzi
Sylvio Ferraz-Mello
Date:2010
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York
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Note:This book presents an overview of the outcomes resulting from applying the dynamical systems approach to space mission design, a topic referred to as Space Manifold Dynamics (SMD). It is a natural follow-on to theinternational workshop Novel Spaceway s for Scientific and Exploration Missions, which was held in October 2007 at the Telespazio Fucino Space Centre (Italy) under the auspices of the Space OPS Academy. The benefits and drawbacks ofusing the Lagrangian points and the associated trajectories f or present and future space missions are discussed. The related methods and algorithms are also described in detail. Each topic is presented in articles that were written asfar as possible to be self consistent the use of introductory sections and of exte nded explanations is included in order to address the different communities potentially interested in SMD: space science, the aerospace industry, mannedand unmanned exploration, celestial mechanics, and flight dynamics
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Contents:Invariant Manifolds, Lagrangian Trajectories and Space Mission Design
Chaos and Diffusion in Dynamical Systems Through Stable
Unstable Manifolds
Regular and Chaotic Dynamics of Periodic and Quasi
Periodic Motions
Survey of Recent Results on Weak Stability Boundaries and Applications
On the Accessibility of the Moon
Optimal Low
Thrust Trajectories to the Interior Earth
Moon Lagrange Point
On the Use of the Earth
Moon Lagrangian Point L 1 for Supporting the Manned Lunar Exploration
Manifolds and Radiation Protection
Three
Body Invariant Manifold Transition with Electric P
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Title:Deep Space Flight and Communications [electronic resource] : Exploiting the Sun as a Gravitational Lens
Author(s): Claudio Maccone
Date:2009
Publisher:Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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Note:The majority of books dealing with prospects for interstellar flight tackle the problem of the propulsion systems that will be needed to send a craft on an interstellar trajectory. The proposed book looks at two other, equallyimportant aspects of suc h space missions, and each forms half of this two part book. Part 1 looks at the ways in which it is possible to exploit the focusing effect of the Sun as a gravitational lens for scientific missions todistances of 550 AU and beyond into interstellar spac e. The author explains the mechanism of the Sun as a gravitational lens, the scientific investigations which may be carried out along the way to a distance of 550 AU (and at the 550AU sphere itself), the requirements for exiting the Solar System at the hi ghest speed and a range of project ideas for missions entering interstellar space. Part 2 of the book deals with the problems of communicating between aninterstellar spaceship and the Earth, especially at very high speeds. Here the author assesses a range of mathematical tools relating to the Karhunen-Love Transform (KLT) for optimal telecommunications, technical topics that may oneday enable humans flying around the Galaxy to keep in contact with the Earth. This part of the book opens with a summary of t he authors 2003 Peek Lecture presented at the IAC in Bremen, which introduces the concept of KLT forengineers and newcomers to the subject. It is planned to include a DVD containing the full mathematical derivations of the KLT for those interested in this important mathematical tool whilst the text itself will contain thevarious results without outlines of the mathematical proofs. Astronautical engineers will thus be able to see the application of the results without getting bogged down in the mathematics
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Contents:So Much Gain at 550 AU
Scientific Investigations along the Way to 550 AU
Magnifying the Nearby Stellar Systems
Astrodynamics: To Exit the Solar System at the Highest Speed
SETI and the FOCAL Space Mission
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SETI: Receiving Far ETI Signals Focused by the Gravity of Other Stars
The Gravitational Lenses of Alpha Centauri A, B, C and of Barnards Star
The Coronal Plasma Pushing out the Focus of the Gravity+Plasma Lens far beyond 550 AU
NASAs Interstellar Probe (ISP: 2010 2070?) and the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB)
Interstellar Propulsion by Sunlensin
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Title:The THEMIS Mission [electronic resource]
Author(s): J. L Burch
V Angelopoulos
Date:2009
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York
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Note:The THEMIS mission aims to determine the trigger and large-scale evolution of substorms by employing five identical micro-satellites which line up along the Earth's magnetotail to track the motion of particles, plasma, and wavesfrom one point to anot her and for the first time, resolve space-time ambiguities in key regions of the magnetosphere on a global scale. The primary goal of THEMIS is to elucidate which magnetotail process is responsible for substormonset at the region where substorm auroras ma p: (i) local disruption of the plasma sheet current (current disruption) or (ii) the interaction of the current sheet with the rapid influx of plasma emanating from reconnection. The probesalso traverse the radiation belts and the dayside magnetosphere, a llowing THEMIS to address additional baseline objectives. This volume describes the mission, the instrumentation, and the data derived from them
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Keywords: Meteorology , Astrophysics , Astronautics
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Title:New Horizons [electronic resource] : Reconnaissance of the Pluto-Charon System and the Kuiper Belt
Author(s): C. T Russell
Date:2009
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York
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Note:The New Horizons mission provides the first in situ reconnaissance of the Pluto-Charon System and the Kuiper belt, arguably the last frontier of solar system exploration. This book describes the mission, its objectives, expectedresults, and instrumen ts in articles written by the scientists and engineers most closely involved. The New Horizons mission is expected to return unique observations and discoveries, which will revolutionize our understanding of theformation of the solar system. This volume i s aimed at researchers and graduate students active in planetary science and space exploration, and all other potential users of data obtained by the instruments on board the New Horizonsmission
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ISBN:9780387895185
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Title:The First Soviet Cosmonaut Team [electronic resource] Their Lives, Legacy, and Historical Impact
Author(s): Colin Burgess
Rex Hall
Date:2009
Publisher:New York, NY : Praxis
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Note:The First Soviet Cosmonaut Team will relate who these men were and offer far more extensive background stories, in addition to those of the more familiar names of early Soviet space explorers from that group. Manypreviously-unpublished photographs of these missing candidates will also be included for the first time in this book. It will be a detailed, but highly readable and balanced account of the history, training and experiences of thefirst group of twenty cosmonauts of the USSR. A covert recruitm ent and selection process was set in motion throughout the Soviet military in August 1959, just prior to the naming of Americas Mercury astronauts. Those selected wereordered to report for training at a special camp outside of Moscow in the spring of 1960 . Just a year later, Senior Lieutenant Yuri Gagarin of the Soviet Air Force (promoted in flight to the rank of major) was launched aboard a Vostokspacecraft and became the first person ever to achieve space flight and orbit the Earth
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Contents:Foreword
Acknowledgements
Authors Preface
The Space Race Begins
A Few Good Soviet Men
The First Enrollment
Russias Future Spacemen
Training Days
Selecting the First Cosmonaut
Poyekhali!: A Man in Space
Pushing the Limits
Gagarin, and the End of an Era
The Missing Cosmonauts and Lost Cosmonauts
Old Truths Revealed
A Time for Reflection
Glossary & Notes, List of Illustrations
Appendixes
List of first cosmonauts and other people involved in their selection, training and flights
The space flights and EVAs etc. accomplished by the fi
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Title:How Spacecraft Fly [electronic resource] : Spaceflight Without Formulae
Author(s): Graham Swinerd
Date:2009
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York
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Note:About half a century ago a small satellite, Sputnik 1, was launched. The satellite did very little other than to transmit a radio signal to announce its presence in orbit. However, this humble beginning heralded the dawn of theSpace Age. Today litera lly thousands of robotic spacecraft have been launched, many of which have flown to far-flung regions of the Solar System carrying with them the human spirit of scientific discovery and exploration. Numerousother satellites have been launched in orbit aro und the Earth providing services that support our technological society on the ground. How Spacecraft Fly: Spaceflight Without Formulae by Graham Swinerd focuses on how these spacecraftwork. The book opens with a historical perspective of how we have come to understand our Solar System and the Universe. It then progresses through orbital flight, rocket science, the hostile environment within which spacecraft operate,and how they are designed. The concluding chapters give a glimpse of what the 21st century may hold in terms of human exploration of the Solar System and more futuristic propulsion technologies for interstellar travel. Graham Swinerdinvites you to understand how spacecraft fly, while becoming a convincing rocket scientist along the way!
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Contents:Introduction
Historical Perspective
Orbital Motion and Selection
Getting to Orbit
Design of Unmanned Spacecraft
Subsystem Design
Additional Issues associated with Manned Vehicles
Examples of Current and Proposed Unmanned Spacecraft Missions
A Look at Spacecraft Design and Technologies required for the Exploration of Mars
Conclusion
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Title:The Far Side of the Moon [electronic resource] A Photographic Guide
Author(s): Charles J Byrne
Date:2008
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York
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Note:This book is a companion to Byrnes's award-winning Lunar Orbiter Photographic Atlas of the Near Side of the Moon (Springer, 2005). It provides comprehensive coverage of the far side of the Moon, and is the first book thatcollects photographs from all five Lunar Orbiter missions: Clementine, Apollo, Luna, Zond, and Nozomi. As in the previous book, the scanning artifacts of the Lunar Orbiter photos have been cleaned. The photographs show each part of thefar side in the most favorable resolution and sun angle. There are many high-altitude oblique photos that provide a feeling of being in space this book is more like a photographic tour of the far side than an atlas. The strikingdifferences between the near and far side have been a major mystery for astr onomers but this book suggests an explanation: a massive early impact on the near side produced the Near Side Megabasin an impact so large that its rim is onthe far side. The floor of this basin established the canvas for the portrait of the Man in the Mo on and its ejecta prepared the far side for the rugged array of basins and craters shown in these photos. Since many professional andamateur astronomers direct their telescopes to the near side of the Moon these photos provide a unique opportunity to beco me familiar with the far side!
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Title:MARS A Cosmic Stepping Stone [electronic resource] : Uncovering Humanitys Cosmic Context
Author(s): Kevin Nolan
Date:2008
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York
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Note:The questions of our origin and cosmic abundance of life are among the most compelling facing humanity. We have determined much about the nature and origin of the Universe and our place in it, but with virtually all evidence ofour origin long since g one from our world and an unimaginably vast Universe still to explore, defining answers are difficult to obtain. For all of the difficulties facing us however, the planet Mars may act as a cosmic steppingstone in uncovering some of the answers. Although d ifferent today, the origin and early history of both Earth and Mars may have been similar enough to consider an origin to life on both. But because Mars planetary processescollapsed over three billion years ago just as life was beginning to flourish on E arth a significant and unique record of activity from that era perhaps relevant to the origin of life still resides there today. In recognitionof this, both the US and Europe are currently engaged in one of the most ambitious programs of exploration ever undertaken. Built on our legacy of Mars exploration from the Viking era and before, a far-reaching, phased, program ofrobotic exploration now and over the coming decades aims at obtaining definitive answers about the origin and nature of the red planet a nd what it has to say about the origin and cosmic abundance of life. This book examines theseissues in one of the most comprehensive treatments ever written about the planet Mars and our legacy of engagement with it, in language suitable for non-expert an d expert alike. Opening chapters consider the question of life in theUniverse and the origin of life on Earth and what challenges face us in uncovering defining answers. With a realization of its importance in this, the next section examines the legacy of our engagement with Mars. From Keplers workon its orbit, Schiaparellis efforts to resolve its surface features and NASAs Mariner and Viking programs attempting to determine whet
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Contents:Life in the universe
The origin of life on Earth
From antiquity to the canals
Viking
The legacy of Viking
Mars: A cosmic stepping stone
A grand plan
The search for life
a planetary perspective
The search for life
water and the atmosphere
The search for life, past and present
A global strategy
Global programs
First steps: pathfinder
Mars reconnaissance
Spirit and Opportunity
A paradigm shift
Next steps
Because its there
Planetary protection
A human mission to Mars
Our life in the universe
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Title:Distant Worlds [electronic resource] : Milestones in Planetary Exploration
Author(s): Peter Bond
Date:2007
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York
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Note:Peter Bond provides an overview of key, unmanned missions, chapter by chapter, to planets in the twentieth century. He tells the story of the mission planners and engineers who, working mostly in the background, made theseunprecedented achievements i n scientific exploration possible. Bonds perspective provides a much-needed overview, but it also details the very human feelings that animated the intense rivalries between the Soviet Union and theUnited States, and most recently the difficulties that ar ose in collaborations between NASA and ESA on the Rosetta and Halley's Comet missions
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Contents:Introduction
Discovering Distant Worlds
Mercury: The Iron Planet
Venus: The Runaway Greenhouse
The Moon: Queen of the Night
Mars: The Red Planet
Asteroids: Vermin of the Skies
Jupiter: King of the Planets
Saturn: Lightweight Lord of the Rings
Uranus: The Toppled Giant
Neptune: The Last Giant
Pluto: King of the Kuiper Belt
Comets: Cosmic Icebergs
Appendices
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Title:Physics and astrophysics from a lunar base : first NASA workshop, Stanford, CA, 1989
Conference:NASA Workshop on Physics from a Lunar Base, Stanford, Calif, 1989
Author(s): Andrew E. Potter
Date:1990
Publisher:American Institute of Physics, New York
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Keywords: Astronautics in cosmic physics Congresses. , Conference proceedings , Conferences
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Title:Space Technology and Applications International Forum--STAIF 2003 Albuquerque, Mew Mexico, 2-5 February 2003
Conference:Conference on Space Technology and Applications: International Forum (STAIF 2003) 2-6 Feb 2003, Albuquerque, New Mexico
[C03-02-02.1]
Author(s): Space Technology & Applications International Forum (2003 : Albuquerque, N.M.)
Date:2003
Publisher:Melville, N.Y. : AIP
Size:1301 p.
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ISBN:0735401144
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Corp. Author:Space Technology & Applications International Forum (2003 : Albuquerque, N.M.)
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