Applications of Space Developments covers the proceedings of the 31st Annual Congress of the International Astronautical Federation on Applications of Space Developments, held in Tokyo, Japan. The contributors consider the significant achievements and activities in Japan in the main areas of space applications, such as telecommunications, earth and ocean observation, materials sciences, and space processes.
This book is organized into 22 chapters, which reflect the four main areas covered in the Annual Congress, including Earth-Oriented Applications of Space Technology, Earth Observations, Low-Gravity Environment, and Communication Satellites. The first chapters deal with the monitoring of earth and ocean energy resources, earth satellite power stations, energy conversion and transfer, structure technology, system fabrication and assembly of large space structures, and, nuclear waste disposal in space. The succeeding chapters are devoted to weather satellites, earth and ocean dynamics, earth and atmosphere pollution, payloads for earth and ocean observations, data analysis. These topics are followed by discussions on the theoretical and experimental aspects of microgravity materials, fluid and life sciences, the simulation of microgravity environment on earth, the effects of weightlessness on man, and the earth applications of space experiments. The concluding chapters survey the operational, experimental, and communication satellites systems, with emphasis on economic aspects and on the prospects of TV satellites.
This book will prove useful to space scientists and technologists, astronomers, and satellite and communications engineers.
Les Effets Economiques des Activites Spatiales (Invited Lecture)
Planning for a Canadian Direct Broadcasting Satellite System
Operational Communications Satellite Program in Japan
Domestic Satellite Communications - The Canadian Experience
Aeronautical Maritime Engineering Satellite (AMES) Program of Japan
The Shuttle and Its Importance to Space Medicine
Stability of Liquid Bridges
A Very Wide Area Thin Film Solar Cell Fabricated by Molecular Beam Epitaxy in Space
A Plea for Nuclear Waste Disposal in Space
Annual Survey of Spaceflight Safety Systems: 10th Supplement
Looking Toward Single-stage Launch Systems
High Performance Cryogenic Engines for Orbit Transfer Vehicles
Development Study of L0X/LH2 Propulsion Systems
Recent Advances in Structural Technology for Large Deployable and Erectable Spacecraft
Material and Structural Approaches for Large Space Structures
Spacecraft Dynamics and Control
Colliding Probability and Methods of Avoiding Collision of Stationary Satellites
Extraterrestrial Cause for the Cretaceous-Tertiary Extinction: Experiment and Theory
The International Halley Watch
Project Galileo Mission Design
Gravity Gradient Stabilized Solar Power Satellite
Mission Analysis of the Radio-amateur Satellite "Arsene"
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- © Pergamon 1981
- 1st January 1981
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University of Naples, Naples, Italy