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Call number:TL862.J48H65::2016 Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Rise of the rocket girls: the women who propelled us, from missiles to the moon to Mars
Author(s): Nathalia Holt
Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.)
Date:2016
Publisher:New York: Little, Brown and Company
Size:338 p.
Contents:January 1958 : Launch day -- Part I. 1940s. Up, up, and away -- Headed west -- Part II. 1950s. Rockets rising -- Miss Guided Missile -- Holding back -- Ninety days and ninety minutes -- Moonglow -- Part III. 1960s. Analog overlords -- Planetary pull -- The last queen of outer space -- Part IV. 1970s-today. Men are from Mars -- Look like a girl
ISBN:9780316338929
Keywords: History , Women mathematicians , Women in computer science , Women computer programmers , Women mathematicians , History , Women computer programmers , History , Rocketry , History , Astronautics , History
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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-2016-9783662526934:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Orbital Dynamics in the Gravitational Field of Small Bodies
Author(s): Yang Yu
Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (17 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-662-52693-4
Contents:Introduction -- SSSB Model and equations of motion -- Stability of equilibrium points and the local behavior of orbits -- Topology and stability of large-scale periodic orbits -- Resonant orbit near the equatorial plane -- Free motion
of a particle close to the surface of SSSBs -- Conclusions and future directions
ISBN:9783662526934
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Keywords: Physics , Computer simulation , Dynamics , Ergodic theory , Mechanics , Astrophysics , Statistical physics , Aerospace engineering , Astronautics , Physics , Astrophysics and Astroparticles , Aerospace Technology and Astronautics , Dynamical Systems and Ergodic Theory , Simulation and Modeling , Nonlinear Dynamics , Mechanics
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Title:Celestial Mechanics and Astrodynamics: Theory and Practice
Author(s): Pini Gurfil
Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (45 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-662-50370-6
Contents:Introduction -- Vectors -- Reference Systems and Relativity -- Central Force Motion -- The Two-Body Problem -- Orbit Determination -- The n-Body Problem -- The Restricted Three-Body Problem -- Numerical Procedures -- Canonical
Equations -- General Perturbations Theory -- Motion Around Oblate Planets -- Semianalytical Orbit Theory -- Satellite Orbit Control -- Optimal Impulsive Orbit Transfers -- Orbit Data Processing -- Space Debris -- People, Progress,
Prospects
ISBN:9783662503706
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Series:Astrophysics and Space Science Library: 436
Keywords: Physics , Mechanics , Astrophysics , Vibration , Dynamical systems , Dynamics , Aerospace engineering , Astronautics , Physics , Theoretical, Mathematical and Computational Physics , Astrophysics and Astroparticles , Aerospace Technology and Astronautics , Vibration, Dynamical Systems, Control , Mechanics
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Title:The Chang’E-1 Topographic Atlas of the Moon
Author(s): Chunlai Li
Date:2016
Edition:2nd ed. 2016
Size:1 online resource (238 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-662-48439-5
Contents:Part I Introduction of the CCD Stereo Camera -- Part II Global topographic map of the Moon by CD-1 -- Part III Subdivision topographic maps of the Moon.- Appendix – Gazetteer
ISBN:9783662484395
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Keywords: Physics , Planetology , Remote sensing , Observations, Astronomical , Astronomy , Space sciences , Aerospace engineering , Astronautics , Physics , Astronomy, Observations and Techniques , Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences , Aerospace Technology and Astronautics , Planetology , Remote Sensing/Photogrammetry
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Title:Faith 7 L. Gordon Cooper, Jr., and the Final Mercury Mission
Author(s): Colin Burgess
Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (88 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-30563-9
Contents:Foreword by Alfred Worden (CMP Apollo 15) -- Acknowledgements -- Author Prologue -- Chapter 1: An astronaut from Oklahoma -- Chapter 2: The final Mercury mission -- Chapter 3: One reckless act -- Chapter 4: A day in space with Faith 7
-- Chapter 5: “A victory for the human spirit” -- Chapter 6: The end of the Mercury era -- Chapter 7: From Gemini to Apollo -- Chapter 8: “The greatest pilot you ever saw” -- Appendices -- Index
ISBN:9783319305639
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Keywords: Popular works , History , Space sciences , Astronomy , Aerospace engineering , Astronautics , Popular Science , Popular Science in Astronomy , Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences , Aerospace Technology and Astronautics , History of Science
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Call number:SPRINGER-2016-9783319284286:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:The Birth of NASA The Work of the Space Task Group, America's First True Space Pioneers
Author(s): Dutch von Ehrenfried
Date:2016
Edition:1st ed. 2016
Size:1 online resource (48 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-28428-6
Contents:Part I Introduction -- The Sputnik Reaction -- The President -- The National Security Council -- The Congress -- Department of Defense/Other -- Part II Creating the Space Team -- Creation of the STG -- The AVRO Canadians -- The
Astronauts and Aeromedical -- The Need for More People -- Contractors & Representatives -- The STG Organization -- The End of the STG on November 1, 1961 -- Summary of Key Project Mercury Decisions/Lessons Learned -- Part III
Achievements -- Facilities Created for Project Mercury -- Mission Designs and Concepts -- The Impact of the STG on History -- APPENDICES -- Bibliography -- Credits -- Glossary -- About the Author -- Index
ISBN:9783319284286
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Call number:SPRINGER-2016-9783319279831:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Sigma 7 The Six Mercury Orbits of Walter M. Schirra, Jr.
Author(s): Colin Burgess
Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (82 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-27983-1
Contents:Foreword by Tracy Kornfeld -- Acknowledgements -- Author Prologue -- Chapter 1: A flier’s son.- Chapter 2: The making of a flight-ready astronaut -- Chapter 3: The art of space flight -- Chapter 4: Sigma 7 flies -- Chapter 5: “A sweet
little bird” -- Chapter 6: Press conferences, parades, and post-flight honors -- Chapter 7: A Life beyond Apollo -- Chapter 8: Final Salute to a hero -- Appendices -- Index
ISBN:9783319279831
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Title:In the Footsteps of Columbus European Missions to the International Space Station
Author(s): John O'Sullivan
Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (391 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-27562-8
Contents:Foreword -- Introduction -- Background -- European Space Agency -- International Space Station -- Space Shuttle -- Soyuz -- Astronauts -- Umberto Guidoni -- Claudie Hagniere -- Roberto Vittorio -- Phillipe Perrin -- Frank De Winne --
Pedro Duque -- Andre Kuipers -- Thomas Reiter -- Christer Fuglesang -- Paulo Nespoli -- Hans Schlegel -- Leopold Eyharts -- Missions -- STS-100 -- Andromede -- Marco Polo -- STS-111 -- Odissea -- Cervantes -- DELTA -- Eneide --
Astrolab / Expedition -- Celsius -- Esperia -- Columbus -- Columbus / Expedition -- Oasiss / Expedition 20/21 -- Alisse -- Magisstra / Expedition 26/27 -- DAMA -- Promisse / Expedition 30/31 -- Conclusion
ISBN:9783319275628
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Keywords: Engineering , Space sciences , Astronomy , Aerospace engineering , Astronautics , Engineering , Aerospace Technology and Astronautics , Popular Science in Astronomy , Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences
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Title:XCOR, Developing the Next Generation Spaceplane
Author(s):
Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (11 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-26112-6
Contents:XCOR: The Company -- Personnel -- Industry -- Next Generation Spacecraft -- Spaceports -- Missions -- STEM -- How to Fly
ISBN:9783319261126
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Keywords: Engineering , Space sciences , Astronomy , Aerospace engineering , Astronautics , Engineering , Aerospace Technology and Astronautics , Popular Science in Astronomy , Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences
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Title:Interkosmos The Eastern Bloc's Early Space Program
Author(s): Colin Burgess
Date:2016
Edition:1st ed. 2016
Size:1 online resource (147 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-24163-0
Contents:History and Development of the Interkosmos program -- First to fly: Czechoslovakia’s cosmonaut -- From Poland to Salyut-6 -- Sigmund Jähn and Soyuz-30 -- Bulgaria in space -- Hungary joins the space club. - A Vietnamese cosmonaut. -
The Soviet Cuban Salyut mission -- From the steppes of Mongolia. - Romania continues the program -- Beyond Interkosmos. - Soviet-Indian mission. – A Syrian researcher on Mir. – Bulgaria’s second flight. – Afghanistan’s
cosmonaut-researcher. – Chrétien in space again. – The Interkosmos program. – Appendices. – About the authors. – Index
ISBN:9783319241630
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Keywords: Popular works , History , Space sciences , Astronomy , Aerospace engineering , Astronautics , Popular Science , Popular Science in Astronomy , Aerospace Technology and Astronautics , Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences , History of Science
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Title:Astrodynamics Network AstroNet-II The Final Conference
Author(s):
Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (159 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-23986-6
Contents:Leveraging discrete variational mechanics to explore the effect of an autonomous three-body interaction added to the restricted problem -- An efficient sub-optimal motion planning method for attitude manoeuvres -- Bifurcations
thresholds of halo orbits -- Unconventional solar sailing -- Two-body approximations in the design of low-energy transfers between Galilean moons -- Artificial equilibria in the RTBP for a solar sail and applications -- Terminal entry
phase trajectory generator for reusable launch vehicles -- Two ASRE approaches with application to spacecraft Coulomb formations -- Novel approach on the optimisation of mid-course corrections along interplanetary trajectories --
Vision-based navigation around small bodies -- Analytical and semianalytical propagation of space orbits: the role of polar-nodal variables -- Small spacecraft formation flying using solar radiation pressure -- A note on dynamics about
the coherent Sun–Earth–Moon collinear libration points -- The Trojan problem from a Hamiltonian perturbative perspective.-On distributed control strategies for spacecraft formation flying -- Formation flying guidance for space debris
observation, manipulation and capture -- Low thrust relative motion control of satellite formations in deep space -- Efficient modelling of small bodies gravitational potential for autonomous proximity operations -- Sun-Earth L1 and L2
to Moon transfers exploiting natural dynamics -- An introduction to differential algebra and the differential algebra manifold representation -- Identification of new orbits to enable future missions for the exploration of the Martian
moon Phobos
ISBN:9783319239866
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Series:Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings: 44
Keywords: Physics , Dynamics , Ergodic theory , Space sciences , Aerospace engineering , Astronautics , Physics , Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences , Aerospace Technology and Astronautics , Dynamical Systems and Ergodic Theory
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Title:Enhancing Hubble's Vision Service Missions That Expanded Our View of the Universe
Author(s): David J Shayler
Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (133 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-22644-6
Contents:Preface -- Foreword by a Hubble servicing mission astronaut -- Glossary. - List of Illustrations -- List of tables -- Prologue -- Chapter 1: Servicing satellites – tools of the trade -- Chapter 2: Troubled times -- Chapter 3: Funding
the plans and program -- Chapter 4: Simulating the servicing -- Chapter 5: STS-31 – The deployment mission -- Chapter 6: STS-61 – Service Mission 1 – back on track -- Chapter 7: Planning new science -- Chapter 8: STS-82 – Service
Mission 2 – return to an old friend -- Chapter 9: STS-103 – Service Mission 3A – a mission split in two -- Chapter 10: STS-109 – Service Mission 3B – the other half -- Chapter 11: A fourth mission in doubt? -- Chapter 12: STS-125 –
Service Mission 4 – a final farewell -- Chapter 13: The twilight years and beyond -- Chapter 14: NASA at its best -- Conclusion -- Appendices -- Appendix A: Hubble Service Mission data -- Appendix B: The ‘Hubblenauts’: servicing
mission crew members -- Appendix C: Key personalities behind the scenes -- Appendix D: A servicing chronology and timeline -- References -- Bibliography -- Index
ISBN:9783319226446
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Keywords: Engineering , Observations, Astronomical , Astronomy , Optics , Optoelectronics , Plasmons (Physics) , Astronomy , Aerospace engineering , Astronautics , Engineering , Aerospace Technology and Astronautics , Popular Science in Astronomy , Astronomy, Observations and Techniques , Optics, Optoelectronics, Plasmonics and Optical Devices
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Call number:SPRINGER-2016-9783319218885:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Mars via the Moon The Next Giant Leap
Author(s): Erik Seedhouse
Date:2016
Edition:1st ed. 2016
Size:1 online resource (170 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-21888-5
Contents:Martian Mission Killers -- Government Anchors -- Commercial Anchors -- Technology -- The Human Element: Missions -- Regulation -- Headwinds and Tailwinds -- Making the Business Case
ISBN:9783319218885
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Keywords: Popular works , Space sciences , Technology , Aerospace engineering , Astronautics , Popular Science , Popular Science in Technology , Aerospace Technology and Astronautics , Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences
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Call number:SPRINGER-2016-9783319216805:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:No Wonder You Wonder! Great Inventions and Scientific Mysteries
Author(s): Claude Phipps
Date:2016
Edition:1st ed. 2016
Size:1 online resource (233 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-21680-5
Contents:Section I – Basics -- Preface -- Einstein Said -- Numbers -- Magic numbers -- Intro: Weird -- Metric system -- Exponentials -- Section II – Who Did it First? -- Preface -- China -- Greece -- Rome -- Islamic Science -- Section III –
Modern Science and Engineering -- Preface -- Modern Science -- Blue/black sky -- Machines -- Lighter than Air Flight -- Electricity -- Robot Flight -- Jet Planes -- Rockets and Satellites -- Electromagnetic waves -- Electronics and
Computers -- Biology -- Optics -- Lasers -- Nucleonics -- Section IV – Odds and Ends -- Religion -- Everything Else
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Title:SpaceX's Dragon: America's Next Generation Spacecraft
Author(s): Erik Seedhouse
Date:2016
Edition:1st ed. 2016
Size:1 online resource (77 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-21515-0
Contents:Space X -- Flight Operations -- Dragon Development -- Dragon at the Space Station -- Dragon Delivers -- NASA's Crewed Development Program -- Dragon Lab -- Preparing for Crew -- Mars
ISBN:9783319215150
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Title:Lunar and Planetary Cartography in Russia
Author(s): Vladislav Shevchenko
Date:2016
Edition:1st ed. 2016
Size:1 online resource (37 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-21039-1
Contents:From the Contents: Introduction -- Luna 3 - the first map of the far side of the Moon -- Dr. Yu. Lipskiy and his method of deciphering of the Luna 3 pictures -- The First Atlas of the Far side of the Moon -- The First Globe of the
Moon 1:13 60 000
ISBN:9783319210391
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Keywords: Physics , Planetology , Observations, Astronomical , Astronomy , Geophysics , Aerospace engineering , Astronautics , Physics , Astronomy, Observations and Techniques , Planetology , Aerospace Technology and Astronautics , Geophysics and Environmental Physics
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Title:Aurora 7 The Mercury Space Flight of M. Scott Carpenter
Author(s): Colin Burgess
Date:2016
Edition:1st ed. 2016
Size:1 online resource (40 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-20439-0
Contents:A replacement astronaut -- From Colorado to the Cape -- Training for MA-7 -- Aurora 7 in orbit -- A highly troubled mission -- Walter Cronkite: “We may have lost an astronaut” -- Post-flight repercussions -- Epilogue: From astronaut
to aquanaut
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Title:Dynamic Systems Models New Methods of Parameter and State Estimation
Author(s): Josif A Boguslavskiy
Date:2016
Edition:1st ed. 2016
Size:1 online resource (201 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-04036-3
Contents:From the Contents: Linear Estimators of a Random-Parameter Vector.-Basis of the Method of Polynomial Approximation -- Polynomial Approximation and Optimization of Control -- Polynomial Approximation Technique Applied to Inverse Vector
Functions -- Identification of Parameters of Nonlinear Dynamical Systems: Smoothing, Filtering and Forecasting the State Vector -- Estimating Status Vectors from Sight Angles -- Estimation of Parameters of Stochastic Models --
Designing the Control of Motion to a Target Point of Phase Space -- Inverse Problems of Dynamics Algorithm for Identifying Parameters of an Aircraft
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Keywords: Physics , Economics, Mathematical , Mathematical models , Statistical physics , Aerospace engineering , Astronautics , Physics , Nonlinear Dynamics , Mathematical Modeling and Industrial Mathematics , Aerospace Technology and Astronautics , Signal, Image and Speech Processing , Quantitative Finance
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Title:100 Years of Radar
Author(s): Gaspare Galati
Date:2016
Edition:1st ed. 2016
Size:1 online resource (399 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-00584-3
Contents:The unfortunate inventor and the lucky one - the Ur-radar, primordial apparatus -- The owls and the Owl - birth of the Italian radar -- A simultaneous invention - the first developments -- The air defense and the alleged father of
radar -- The Second World War and its legacies -- The radar flies: birth and development of airborne radar systems -- The Italian situation in post-war period: SMA, Microlambda, Sindel, Selenia, Contraves, GEM, IDS -- From terrestrial
to space-based radar: the adventure of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) -- Scops owls and bats - some considerations on the development of radar -- System Integration: final solution for the radar?
ISBN:9783319005843
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Keywords: Physics , History , Electronic circuits , Aerospace engineering , Astronautics , Physics , Electronic Circuits and Devices , Aerospace Technology and Astronautics , History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics , History of Science
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Title:The Hubble Space Telescope From Concept to Success
Author(s): David J Shayler
Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (107 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-1-4939-2827-9
Contents:Part I: Birth of a Telescope -- Development of a telescope -- Man-tended Hardware -- Nuts and bolts – systems and support -- Servicing satellites – tools of the trade -- Troubled times -- Part II: Deployment and Recovery -- Funding
the plans and program -- Simulating the servicing -- STS-31 – The deployment mission -- STS-61 – Service Mission 1 – back on track -- Part III: Upgrades -- Planning new science -- STS-82 – Service Mission 2 – return to an old friend --
STS-103 – Service Mission 3A – a mission split in two -- STS-109 – Service Mission 3B – the other half -- Part IV: Lost Dreams and a New Hope -- A fourth mission in doubt? -- STS-125 – Service Mission 4 – a final farewell -- The
twilight years and beyond -- NASA at its best
ISBN:9781493928279
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Keywords: Engineering , Space sciences , Optics , Optoelectronics , Plasmons (Physics) , Astronomy , Aerospace engineering , Astronautics , Engineering , Aerospace Technology and Astronautics , Popular Science in Astronomy , Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences , Optics, Optoelectronics, Plasmonics and Optical Devices
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Title:Unsteady Computational Fluid Dynamics in Aeronautics [electronic resource]
Author(s): P.G Tucker
Date:2014
Publisher:Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Keywords: Engineering , Astronautics , Telecommunication
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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
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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
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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
Publisher:Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer
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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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Series:Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings, 1570-6591 : v32
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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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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
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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
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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
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