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Advances in Space Science and Technology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780120373109, 9781483215730

Advances in Space Science and Technology, Volume 10

1st Edition

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Editors: Frederick I. Ordway
eBook ISBN: 9781483215730
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1970
Page Count: 308
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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


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.


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