Advances in Space Science and Technology

Advances in Space Science and Technology

1st Edition - January 1, 1965

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  • Editor: Frederick I. Ordway
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483224688

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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.

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

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  • No. of pages: 478
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1965
  • Published: January 1, 1965
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483224688

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Frederick I. Ordway

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