Advances in Space Science and Technology

Advances in Space Science and Technology

1st Edition - January 1, 1970

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  • Editor: Frederick I. Ordway
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483215730

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Advances in Space Science and Technology, Volume 10 provides information pertinent to the developments in space science and technology. This book discusses the logistic and shelter construction, environment, and transportation aspects of Antarctic and lunar exploration. Organized into five chapters, this volume begins with an overview of the comparison of the lunar exploration program with the exploration of Antarctica. This text then explores the surface geology of the planet Mars wherein the study emphasizes that water erosion transport does not exist, that an oxidizing atmosphere is absent, and that wind erosion must be minimal. Other chapters consider the problems associated with navigation aboard spaceships traveling between the stars. This book discusses as well the inadequacy of space communication systems as a means of providing an instantaneous and uninterrupted service. The final chapter deals with predictions about the utility of space flight. This book is a valuable resource for readers who are interested in space science and technology.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors to Volume 10


    Contents of Previous Volumes and Supplementary Monographs

    Antarctic Research and Lunar Exploration

    I. Introduction

    II. Mission Objectives

    III. Role of Man

    IV. Man and the Environment

    V. Logistics

    VI. Shelter and Protective Construction

    VII. Construction Methods and Techniques

    VIII. Transportation

    IX. Program Administration and Planning

    X. The Dilemma of Economic Benefit

    XI. National Security and Prestige and International Cooperation

    XII. Conclusions


    Geology of Mars

    I. Former Interpretations of Mars

    II. Polar Phenomena and Orbital Relations

    III. The Dark and Light Regions on Mars

    IV. Orbital Eccentricity and Seasonal Meteorology

    V. Planetary Volcanism and Consequences

    VI. Erosion on Mars

    VII. Seasonal Phenomena: Indicators of Certain Topographic Features

    VIII. Consequences of Impact from Foreign Bodies

    IX. The Crust of Mars and Diastrophism

    X. Absence of the Roles of Water and Oxygen

    XI. Mineralogical Consequences


    Navigational Aspects of Transstellar Space Flight

    I. Introduction

    II. Observables

    III. Navigational Concepts

    IV. Instrumentation

    V. Summary


    The “Trojan Relay” as a Method of Ensuring Uninterrupted Radio Communication Throughout the Solar System

    I. Introduction

    II. The “Trojan Relay” System

    III. Planetary Relay System

    IV. Stability of the Trojan Positions

    V. Trojan Relay Design Concept

    VI. Potential Disadvantages of the System


    Astronautics: An Outline of Utility

    I. Introduction

    II. The Obvious Utility of Space Flight

    III. Some Speculative Possibilities

    IV. Beyond Mere Utility



    Author Index

    Subject Index

    Cumulative Topical Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 308
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1970
  • Published: January 1, 1970
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483215730

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Frederick I. Ordway

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