Astronautics for Peace and Human Progress - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080247328, 9781483158662

Astronautics for Peace and Human Progress

1st Edition

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

Editors: L. G. Napolitano
eBook ISBN: 9781483158662
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1979
Page Count: 434
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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


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


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L. G. Napolitano

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University of Naples, Naples, Italy

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