Advances in Space Science and Technology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483199672, 9781483224701

Advances in Space Science and Technology, Volume 9

1st Edition

Editors: Frederick I. Ordway
eBook ISBN: 9781483224701
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1967
Page Count: 494
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Table of Contents

Contributors to Volume 9


Contents of Previous Volumes and Supplementary Monographs

Elements of Space Biology: An Experimental Approach to the Basic Biology of Stress

I. Introduction: What Is Space Biology?

II. The General Requirements of Terrestrial Life-Forms

III. Elements of Basic Bio-Stress Experimentation

IV. Environmental Simulation

V. Experimentation and Results

VI. Status of the Experimental Approach


Synopsis of Martian Life Theories

I. Introduction

II. Interpretation of the Dark Areas

III. The Martian Life Theories in the Perspective of Geoecological Criteria

IV. Frozen Ocean Theory

V. The Search for Life with Automated and Manned Landers


Early Missions to the Asteroids

I. Introduction

II. Summary of Present Knowledge of the Asteroids

III. Measurements on Asteroid Missions

IV. Asteroid Belt Fly-Through Missions

V. Asteroid Fly-By Missions

VI. Asteroid Lander Missions

VII. Conclusions


Data Reduction Techniques and Missile Range Instrumentation

I. Introduction

II. Angular Instrumentation Systems and Reduction Equations

III. Range Measuring Instrumentation Systems and Reduction Equations

IV. Range and Angle Instrumentation and Reduction Equations

V. Estimation of Precision and Bias Error for Range Instrumentation


Chemical Composition of the Solar System

I. Introduction

II. Masses and Densities of the Constituents of the Solar System

III. Composition of the Sun

IV. Geochemistry

V. Interiors of the Planets


Advances in Space Science and Technology, Volume 9 provides information pertinent to the science and technology of space flight. This book presents the technological aspects of astronautics and reviews the concepts of lunar transportation.

Organized into six chapters, this volume begins with an overview of the varied requirements of life forms on Earth. This text then examines the possible chemical composition of the soil as well as air pressure, radiation, light, and atmospheric composition. Other chapters consider the intriguing theory that fossil life exists on or beneath a hypothetical buried frozen ocean. This book discusses as well the problems of conducting meaningful measurements with fly-through, fly-by, and lander probes. The reader is also introduced to the possible interior composition of the other planets. The final chapter examines the composition of the Sun both theoretically and spectroscopically.

This book is a valuable resource for astronomers, astrogeologists, scientists, research workers, and engineers.


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