A New Era in Space Transportation

A New Era in Space Transportation

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

1st Edition - January 1, 1977

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  • Editor: L. G. Napolitano
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483159744

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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 and Stereo Imaging on Mars

    Apollo - Soyuz Experiments Summary

    Planning for the Future Intelsat System

    ECS Satellite and Derivatives

    The Japanese Broadcast Satellite and Communications Satellite Experiments

    Cooperation between U. S. and Europe in Telecommunications Satellite Programs for Mobile Applications

    The Communications Technology Satellite Flight Performance

    Electric Power Systems for Future Communications Satellites

    Analysis of the Symphonic Earth Sensors in Flight Operation-New Earth Sensors

    A Survey of U.S. Meteorological Satellite Programs

    Future Orbital Active Imaging Microwave Experiments

    Multi-band Space Imagery - A Contribution to the Study of Oceanic Dynamics

    The Rules of Classification of Water Surface Conditions in Remote Sounding From Space

    Materials Processing in Space : A Scientific Overview

    Methods Utilized in Evaluating the Profitability of Commercial Space Processing

    Contribution of the Spacelab Data Management System to Lower Cost Space Research

Product details

  • No. of pages: 460
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1977
  • Published: January 1, 1977
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483159744

About the Editor

L. G. Napolitano

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University of Naples, Naples, Italy

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