Applications of Space Developments - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080267296, 9781483159768

Applications of Space Developments

1st Edition

Selected Papers from the XXXI International Astronautical Congress, Tokyo, 21 — 28 September 1980

Editors: L. G. Napolitano
eBook ISBN: 9781483159768
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1981
Page Count: 358
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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.

Table of Contents

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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L. G. Napolitano

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University of Naples, Naples, Italy

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