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Advances in Space Science and Technology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483199658, 9781483224688

Advances in Space Science and Technology, Volume 7

1st Edition

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Editors: Frederick I. Ordway
eBook ISBN: 9781483224688
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1965
Page Count: 478
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Table of Contents

Contributors to Volume 7


Contents of Previous Volumes

Progress in Rocket, Missile, and Space Carrier Vehicle Testing, Launching, and Tracking Technology

Part II: Survey of Facilities Outside the United States

III. Foreign Ranges


Lunar Resources

I. Introduction

II. Selenology

III. Possible Propellant Substances Indigenous to the Moon

IV. Modes of Concentration of Lunar Propellant Substances

V. Lunar Environment in Relation to Engineering Operations

VI. Methods of Discovery and Evaluation of Deposits of Lunar Propellants or their Components

VII. Mineral Propellant Component Extraction

VIII. Propellant Synthesis and Processing

IX. Propellant Storage, Transfer, and Transportation


Base Construction on Other Worlds

I. Philosophy of Extraterrestrial Base Construction

II. Shelter and Protective Construction

III. Transportation Systems

IV. Utilities Development

V. Energy Management

VI. Life Support

VII. Construction Methods and Techniques


Organization and Management of Space Programs

I. Introduction

II. Science, Technology, and Management

III. Systems Concepts

IV. Program Management

V. Organization of Space Activities

VI. Critical Aspects in the Management of Space Programs

VII. Tools and Techniques

VIII. Summary and Implications for the Future


Establishing an Operational Weather Satellite System

I. Introduction

II. Tiros Satellite and Operations

III. Operational Use of Tiros Pictures

IV. Origin of the National Operational Meteorological Satellite System (NOMSS)

V. Nimbus-Second-Generation Weather Satellite

VI. Reevaluation of NOMSS Planning

VII. Reorientation of NOMSS and Institution of TOS

VIII. Satellite Interrogation of Constant Level Balloons

IX. Satellite Collection of Meteorological Observations

X. The Future

XI. Summary and Conclusion



Astronautical Investigations of Comets

I. Physical Characteristics of Comets

II. Recent Progress in Cometary Spectroscopy

III. Recent Progress in the Physical Mechanisms

IV. Desirable Observations from Ground Bases and from High Altitude Balloons and Aircraft

V. Desirable Investigations from Rockets and Satellites

VI. Artificial Gaseous Comets

VII. Artificial Cometary Nuclei

VIII. Comet Probes

IX. Concluding Remarks


Some Aspects of the Physics of Interplanetary Space Related to Out-of-the Ecliptic Studies

I. Introduction

II. Interplanetary Plasma

III. Interplanetary Magnetic Fields

IV. Cosmic Rays

V. Interplanetary Dust

VI. Conclusions


Author Index

Subject Index


Advances in Space Science and Technology, Volume 7 provides an in depth discussion of both resources and base construction on the Moon. This book discusses the Moon as the nearest astronomical objective and the logical place where man will accumulate the experience needed for more ambitious enterprises.

Organized into seven chapters, this volume begins with an overview of the science of selenology and examines possible substances from which propellants may be processed. This text then assesses the lunar environment in terms of mining and engineering operations. Other chapters consider the problems associated with the location of useful materials, processing propellants, and their storage and transfer. This book discusses as well the utilization of structures made from materials imported from Earth and of those prepared from indigenous materials. The final chapter deals with four major phenomena, namely, interplanetary plasma, magnetic fields, cosmic rays, and dust.

This book is a valuable resource for space scientists and astronomers.


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