Advances in Space Science and Technology

Advances in Space Science and Technology

1st Edition - January 1, 1972

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  • Editor: Frederick I. Ordway
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483215747

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Advances in Space Science and Technology, Volume 11 provides information pertinent to the developments in space science and technology. This book presents the advances in both solar and cosmic X-ray astronomy, all made possible by instruments carried in high altitude balloons, in rockets, and in orbiting satellites. Organized into eight chapters, this volume begins with an overview of solar X-ray phenomena. This text then examines the aspect of manned space flight, with focus on nutrition for astronaut flight crews. Other chapters consider how oxygen may be secured as a result of electrolyzing lunar rocks. This book discusses as well the significance of the Skylab experiments in the context of their disciplines and the part they play in the continuing evolution of space operations. The final chapter deals with the educational satellite, which is one of the most challenging of all practical applications of space technology. This book is a valuable resource for readers who are interested in space science and technology.

Table of Contents


  • Contributors to Volume 11

    Obituaries—David Forbes Martyn and Étienne Vassy

    Foreword

    Contents of Previous Volumes and Supplementary Monographs

    Advances in Solar and Cosmic X-Ray Astronomy: A Survey of Experimental Techniques and Observational Results

    I. Introduction

    II. X-Ray Production in Nature

    III. Solar X-Ray Astronomy

    IV. Cosmic X-Ray Astronomy

    V. Concluding Remarks

    Appendix: Instrumentation for the Investigation of X-Ray Sources

    References

    Space Food Systems: Mercury through Apollo

    I. Introduction

    II. Food Systems

    III. Summary

    Oxygen from Electrolyzed Lunar Rocks: A Discussion of the Energetics

    I. Introduction

    II. Oxygen Requirements and Raw Materials

    III. Electrical Power Requirements

    IV. Thermal Heating

    V. Conclusions

    Symbols Used in Appendices A and B

    Appendix A

    Appendix B

    References

    Human Hibernation and Space Travel

    I. The History of Hibernation

    II. Natural Mammalian Hibernation

    III. Medical Hypothermia and Artificial Hibernation

    IV. Human Hibernation and Space Travel

    V. Summary

    References

    The Skylab Orbital Laboratory

    I. Introduction

    II. History

    III. Summary Description

    IV. Skylab Missions

    V. The Vehicular Elements of Skylab

    VI. Major Skylab Systems

    VII. Development Program

    VIII. Summary

    Note on Sources of Skylab Data

    The Skylab Experiment Program

    I. Introduction

    II. Life Sciences

    III. Solar Physics

    IV. Earth Observations

    V. Astrophysics

    VI. Engineering and Technology Experiments

    VII. Experiment Support Facilities

    Note on Sources of Skylab Data

    Extrasolar Planetary Systems

    Text

    Reference

    Satellites and Education

    I. Introduction

    II. Educational Television via Satellite

    III. Satellite Educational Television in South America

    IV. Objectives and Goals

    V. Political Aspects of Regional Organizations

    VI. General Program and Plan of Action

    Appendix: Direct Reception and Rebroadcasting

    References

    Author Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 524
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1972
  • Published: January 1, 1972
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483215747

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Frederick I. Ordway

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