Space and Humanity

Space and Humanity

Selected Proceedings of the 39th International Astronautical Federation Congress, Bangalore, India, 8-15 October 1988

1st Edition - June 1, 1989

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  • Editor: L. G. Napolitano
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483287225

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This volume contains a selection of 27 papers that are chiefly survey, state-of-the-art, review or programmatic in nature. The volume itself is structured in three parts: Part I, The System, that deals with Space Transportation, Space Stations and Platforms; Part II, Hard and Soft Technologies, that deals with Technology Applications, Astrodynamics, Space Power and Propulsion; Part III, The Utilization, that addresses the two main lines Space Exploration and Applications, including Earth Observation, Telecommunication and Space Education, Microgravity, Safety and Rescue.


For space scientists and technologists.

Table of Contents

  • Section headings and selected papers. Invited Lecture. Space and humanity, U R Rao. The System. Space Transportation. Overcoming the launch crisis: A challenge for ELVs, K Iserland. Space Stations and Platforms. International interface design for space station freedom: Challenges and solutions, R E Mayo et al. Telescience and microgravity: Impact on future facilities, ground segments and operations, R Monti. Hard and Soft Technologies. Technology Applications. Technology forecast and applications for autonomous, intelligent systems, H Lum Jr & E Heer. The NASA technology push towards future space mission systems, S R Sadin et al. Astrodynamics. The history and background of astrodynamics, V Szebehely. Dynamics of multibody systems - a brief review, J Wittenburg. Space Power and Propulsion. The next generation rocket engines. R Beichel et al. The Utilization. Space Exploration. The high-throughput X-ray mission (XMM) and its X-ray mirror system, J Ellwood & W Egle. Applications. New SPOT generation, M Arnaud. Countrywide classroom: The use of space for education, E V Chitnis. Space debris - origin, evaluation and collision mechanics, D Rex et al. Perspectives on the international commercial space infrastructure, R Kohli & M Harr.

Product details

  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1989
  • Published: June 1, 1989
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483287225

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L. G. Napolitano

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University of Naples, Naples, Italy

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