Space: Mankind's Fourth Environment focuses on the emerging trends in astronomy, taking into consideration space transportation and exploration. Along with this topic are various technological developments that are widely used and considered with space, referred to in this book as humankind's ""fourth environment"", as another potential destination of man. Divided into four parts, the book points at different challenges and problems related to the consideration of space as another environment for humankind, which is observed in the manned space flight programs of the United States and Russia. The book gives emphasis on the improvement of space technology, particularly the use of satellites in communication, emphasizing the use of Intelsat 5 and European L-sat in broadcast system. Studies on active and passive microwave sensors are discussed and a discussion on the medical results of a manned space flight is also presented. The book will surely boost the interest of astronomers and those interested in space technology and exploration.
Part 1. Access to and Permanence in the Fourth Environment An Overview of United States Manned Space Flight from Mercury to the Shuttle Systems Engineering Challenges of the Space Shuttle The Inertial Upper Stage - A Space Transportation System Element nearing First Flight Delta1s Role in Reaching the Fourth Environment An Economical and Flexible Alternative Orbital Transfer Vehicle Geosynchronous Shuttle for Direct Ascent from Earth and Direct Return to Earth The NASA Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System and Its Impact on Spacecraft Support in the Space Transportation System Era Part 2. Exploitation of the Fourth Environment INTELSAT VI SS-TDMA Italy in Millimeter Waves Activities for Space Communication INTELSAT V System Summary and Initial Launch Operations The European Large Telecommunication Satellite (L-SAT) Program: Demonstration Mission and Future Perspectives Planning for the Broadcasting - Satellite Service in the United States of America The French Broadcasting Satellite Program Operational Broadcasting Satellite Program in Japan Passive Microwave Systems Active Microwave Systems Advanced Sensors for Spaceborne Measurements of the Earth's Atmosphere The First ESA Remote Sensing Satellite (ERS): The Program and the System Investigation, Evaluation and Forecast of Near-Earth Space Radiation Situation Major Medical Results of the Salyut-6 - Soyuz 185-day Space Flight U.S. Program assessing Nuclear Waste Disposal in Space: A 1981 Status Report Current Topics of SPS Realization from a European Viewpoint Part 3. Exploration of the Fourth Environment and Its Civilization Voyager at Saturn Galileo: Mission to Jupiter New Complex for Ionosphere-Magnetosphere Study 'Intercosmos - Bulgaria - 1300' Ten Years of the International Review Meetings on Communication with Extraterrestrial Intelligence (CETI)
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- © Pergamon 1982
- 1st January 1982
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University of Naples, Naples, Italy