Space and Energy

Space and Energy

Proceedings of the XXVIth International Astronautical Congress, Lisbon, 21–27 September 1975

1st Edition - January 1, 1977

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  • Editor: L. G. Napolitano
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483159911

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Space and Energy contains the proceedings of the 26th Congress of the International Astronautical Federation, held in Lisbon, Portugal, on September 21-27, 1975. The papers explore developments and trends of interest as well as research in space and energy. Topics covered range from engineering and life sciences to space systems, space technology, and communication satellites. This book is comprised of 16 chapters and begins with a discussion on the Earth as an open system and how to utilize solar energy. The next section is devoted to engineering and life sciences and includes chapters giving surveys and/or assessments of a number of basic topics in astrodynamics and bioastronautics. Propulsion system concepts for a single stage shuttle are also considered, along with the reliability of outer planet spacecraft and the contribution of biological satellites to space biology and medicine. Specific systems such as an experimental hybrid rocket are also described. The last part evaluates application satellites, with particular reference to communication and earth resource satellites. This monograph should be of interest to space scientists and engineers.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    Part I. Theme Session: Space and Energy

    Sixth I.A.F. Invited Lecture

    Earth, an Open System. How to Utilize Solar Energy

    The Electrical Power System for Spacelab

    Lasers from Fission (Gaseous Core Reactors and Nuclear Pumped Lasers for Space Power Generation and Transmission)

    Satellite Solar Power Station Construction

    Part II. Engineering and Life Sciences

    Méthodes Qualitatives en Mécanique Céleste

    Balmstörungen Durch Schwerewellen

    Plan for Flight Evaluation of Attitude Stabilization and Flexible Solar Array Dynamics for the Communications Technology Satellite

    Developpement et Realisation des Structures des Reservoirs D'Ergols ler et 2ème Etage Ariane

    Biological Satellites and Their Contribution to Space Biology and Medicine

    Atmosphere Revitalization for Spacelab

    Part III. Space Systems and Space Technology

    Propulsion System Concepts for Single-Stage Shuttle

    Reliability Considerations in Long-Life Outer Planet Spacecraft System Design

    Development of the Experimental Hybrid Rocket Barbarella-An Example of Close Cooperation between a Student Association and a University Institute

    The Large Space Telescope-A New Adventure

    Mission Design for a 1980 Pioneer Jupiter Orbiter

    Part IV. Applications Satellites

    Progress and Trends in Commercial Satellite Communications-A Survey

    Current and Future Communication Satellite Technology

    The Sirio Program

    The Japanese Domestic Communications Satellite System

    The Marisat System

    The Norwegian Domestic Communication Satellite System

    Acquisition and Processing of Meteorological Data from the SMS/GOES Satellite

    Sarlab Project Preliminary Ideas on Side Looking Radar Systems for Spacelab Earth Observation Payloads

    Collection and Analysis of Spectral Reflectance Data and its Use in the Design of a Multiband Photographic System

    Earth and Ocean Dynamics Satellites and Systems-An Overview

    An Integrated Approach to the Remote Sensing of Floating Ice

Product details

  • No. of pages: 496
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1977
  • Published: January 1, 1977
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483159911

About the Editor

L. G. Napolitano

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University of Naples, Naples, Italy

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