Astronautics for Peace and Human Progress

Astronautics for Peace and Human Progress

Proceedings of the XXIXth International Astronautical Congress, Dubrovnik, 1-8 October 1978

1st Edition - January 1, 1979

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  • Editor: L. G. Napolitano
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483158662

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Astronautics for Peace and Human Progress contains the proceedings of the 29th Congress of the International Astronautical Federation held in Dubrovnik, Croatia, on October 1-8, 1978. The papers explore the role of astronautics in the pursuit of peace and human progress and cover topics ranging from space exploration and communication satellites to space technology and Earth exploration from space. This book is comprised of 32 chapters and opens with a discussion on space programs of countries such as the United States, Japan, Germany, USSR, and Italy. The following chapters focus on systems for space exploration such as SPACELAB and those associated with the Voyager program and the International Solar Polar Out-of-Ecliptic Mission. The evolution of Space Power Systems is also described, along with Earth exploration from space. Spaceborne sensors, automatic data analysis, and Landsat imagery are considered. The final two sections deal with communication satellites and space technology. This monograph will appeal to space scientists and astronautical engineers.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    9th IAF Invited Lecture - The Role of Astronautics in the Struggle for Peace and the Progress of Mankind

    Part I. On-Going Space Activities

    United States Space Programs, Present and Planned

    Overview of Current and Prospective European Space Programs

    Some Trends of Space Research in the USSR

    An Overview of Space Activities in Japan

    The Canadian Space Program

    Current and Future Space Activity in Italy

    Overview of the Space Program of the Federal Republic of Germany

    Part II. Systems for Space Exploration

    First Spacelab Flight - A Status Report of the Joint ESA/NASA Mission

    The Voyager Program

    The International Solar Polar Mission

    Spacelab Utilization in Europe after the First Spacelab Mission

    Spacelab Thermal Control Subsystem Development - Analysis - Design - Manufacturing - Testing

    Spacelab Environmental Control/Life Support System (ECLS) for Life Science Experiments

    Evolution of Space Power Systems

    Part III. Earth Exploration from Space

    Latest Results obtained by Landsat Imagery in Japan

    Ruptural Fabric of Yugoslavia on Landsat Scanograms

    Application of a Digital Image Processing System to Land Use Mapping from Landsat Data

    Results of Application of Data from Space to Geological Survey in Yugoslavia

    Recent Developments in Automatic Analysis of Remotely Sensed Imagery

    The Evolution of Satellite Indirect Sounding of Temperature and Moisture for Operational Weather Forecasting

    Useful Spaceborne Synthetic Aperture Radars

    ARGUS-SPAS, an Experimental Shuttle Pallet Satellite for Earth Observation

    Part IV. Communication Satellites

    The SIRIO SHF Experiment and its First Results

    CTS/HERMES - Experiments to Explore the Applications of Advanced 14/12 GHz Communications Satellites

    The Indonesian Palapa System and its Expansion

    Present Status and Future Plans of Japanese CS and BSE Programs

    The Technology of Large Multi-Function Communication Satellites in the Post Intelsat V Era

    Part V. Space Technology

    Supervision of Youth Rocket Experiments (SYRE); A Summary of the Tenth Annual IAF Session for Educators

    Experiment Morava on Board of Salyut 6. 1. Crystallization of Lead Chloride from Eutectic Solutions in PbCl2-CuCl and PbCl2-AgCl Systems

    Dynamics, Control, and Structural Flexibility Results from the Hermes Mission

    Development of Japanese H-I Launch Vehicle

Product details

  • No. of pages: 434
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1979
  • Published: January 1, 1979
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483158662

About the Editor

L. G. Napolitano

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Naples, Naples, Italy

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