Advances in Space Science and Technology

Advances in Space Science and Technology

1st Edition - January 1, 1962

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  • Editor: Frederick I. Ordway
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483224657

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Advances in Space Science and Technology, Volume 4 provides information pertinent to the fundamental aspects of basic and applied astronautics. This book deals with one of the more practical aspects of artificial satellites, measurement of the Doppler effect. Organized into six chapters, this volume begins with an overview of the Doppler effect of Earth-circling satellites. This text then explores the possibility of the existence of intelligent beings other than man. Other chapters consider the historical development of multistage rockets and space carrier vehicles and explain the concepts and approaches to manned orbital flight. This book discusses as well the problems of bringing spacecraft safely through planetary atmospheres and onto the surface. The final chapter deals with radioactive elements as energy sources for spacecraft propulsion in orbital transfer and for travel between the worlds of the Solar System. This book is a valuable resource for biologists, astronomers, chemists, geologists, and geochemists.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors


    Contents of Volumes 1, 2 and 3

    Doppler Effect of Artificial Satellites

    I. Introduction

    II. Experimental Devices

    III. Perturbations

    IV. Utilization of Results


    On the Possibilities of the Existence of Extraterrestrial Intelligence

    I. Introduction

    II. The Origin of Planetary Systems

    III. The Development of Intelligent Life

    IV. The Thinking Process

    V. The Development of Intelligent Mechanical Automata

    VI. Extraterrestrial Intelligent Automata

    VII. Concluding Remarks

    Appendix: A Mathematical Definition of Thinking Functions



    The Development of Multiple Staging in Military and Space Carrier Vehicles

    I. Introduction

    II. Historical Development

    III. Theoretical Aspects

    List of Symbols



    Spacecraft Entry and Landing in Planetary Atmospheres

    I. Introduction

    II. Entry Equations

    III. Entry Analyses

    IV. Recovery

    V. Preliminary Design Aspects

    VI. Concluding Remarks


    List of Symbols

    Development of Manned Artificial Satellites and Space Stations

    I. Introduction

    II. Background

    III. Aerospace and Space Vehicles

    IV. New Concepts and Approaches

    V. Costs



    On the Utilization of Radioactive Elements as Energy Sources for Spacecraft Propulsion

    I. Introduction

    II. Classification, Production, and Properties of Radiergols

    III. Domains and Limits of Radiergol Propulsion

    IV. Radiothermal Engines

    V. Radionic Engines

    VI. Conclusions

    Appendix I. Tables of Radiergols

    Appendix II. Radiergol Theory

    Appendix III. Curies, Roentgens, Kilowatts, and Protection

    Appendix IV. Optimal Propulsion

    Appendix V. Electrical Breakdown in Vacuum, After Cranberg


    Author Index

    Subject Index

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  • No. of pages: 446
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1962
  • Published: January 1, 1962
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483224657

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Frederick I. Ordway

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