Advances in Space Science and Technology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780120373116, 9781483215747

Advances in Space Science and Technology, Volume 11

1st Edition

Editors: Frederick I. Ordway
eBook ISBN: 9781483215747
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1972
Page Count: 524
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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. Astrophysic


Description

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.


Details

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

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Frederick I. Ordway Editor