A New Era in Space Transportation - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080217109, 9781483159744

A New Era in Space Transportation

1st Edition

Proceedings of the XXVIIth International Astronautical Congress, Anaheim, 10 - 16 October 1976

Editors: L. G. Napolitano
eBook ISBN: 9781483159744
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1977
Page Count: 460
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A New Era In Space Transportation contains selected papers presented at the 27th International Astronautical Congress, held in Anaheim, California in October 1976. The book presents a survey of the trends and developments in astronomical research in the world. The proceedings cover a variety of points of view on the aspects of space transportation. It is divided into four parts. Part I is devoted to theme sessions, lectures, and a comprehensive look into the American and European programs of space transportation. The second part addresses certain areas in the fields of Engineering and Life Sciences such as Astrodynamics, Bioastronautics, Fluid Dynamics, Materials and Structures, Propulsion, Fluid Dynamics of Planetary Atmospheres, and Laser Uses in Propulsion. Part III deals with Space Technology and Space Systems. The final part focuses on relevant applications like telecommunications, remote sensing of earth resources, and material processing in space. Engineers, astronomers, astrophysicists, biologists, industrialists, and researchers in the field of space technology will find this book a good source of information.

Table of Contents

Preface Part I. Theme Sessions A New Era of Space Transportation: 7th IAF Invited Lecture A New Era of Space Transportation-Future Programs New Era of Space Transportation-Future Programs Part II. Engineering and Life Sciences Optimization of Space Trajectories Joint In-flight Biomedical Experiments Performed during the ASTP Spaceflight Problems of Creating Closed Biological Life Support Systems The Magnetosphere The Participation of the European Space Agency in Atmospheric and Magnetospheric Research Dynamics and Thermal Structure of Planetary Atmospheres Materials and Processes for Shuttle Engine, External Tank, and Solid Rocket Booster Expandable Structures for Spacecraft Propulsion by Laser Energy Transmission Laser Propulsion Part III. Space Technology and Space Systems Space Shuttle Main Propulsion System Supervised Experimental and Model Rocketry: The 8th Safety in Youth Rocket Experiments (SYRE) Session Modern Transponder Technology for Baseline Designs of Data Processing and Switching Communication Satellites An Exposition of Advanced Large Area Spacecraft Solar Array Technology Uranium Zirconium Hydride Reactor Space Power Systems Modular Solar Energy Systems for Future Space Laboratories Photovoltaic and Thermal Energy Conversion for Solar Power Satellite Satellite Power Systems for Large-scale Power Generation Space and Energy Long Duration Balloon Platform Some Aspects of Multi-mission Spacecraft Carrier Modernization Economic Benefits of Improved Meteorological Forecasts - The Construction Industry Atmospheric Models for Space and Shuttle Design Spacelab—New Tool for Research and Investigations in Space Technological and Operational Features of the Araks Experiment The Information System of Planetary Vehicles and Motion Safety Problems Part IV. Applications Multi-spectral


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L. G. Napolitano

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University of Naples, Naples, Italy

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