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The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Space: Missions, Applications and Exploration

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Since the lift-off of Sputnik in 1957, over 8,000 satellites and spacecraft have been launched from over thirty countries, costing hundreds of billions of dollars. While only about 350 people have made the incredible journey beyond our atmosphere, we all benefit in countless ways from the missions. An authoritative and accessible source that collects information on man's quest to explore the Universe, The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Space provides a global perspective of our occupation and use of space, whether for scientific, industrial, commercial, technical, or military purposes. The authors set the stage by describing the space environment, orbits and ground tracks, launchers and launch sites. They discuss the main space applications (telecommunications, navigation and Earth observation, military), plus science missions, planetary exploration, and space stations.

Extensively illustrated with more than 300 illustrations, maps, and graphs, The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Space is an invaluable resource.

Synopsis:

A reference source on space applications, missions and exploration.

Synopsis:

Since Sputnik in 1957, over 8000 satellites and spacecraft have been launched, costing hundreds of billions of dollars. Over 350 people have been in space and we all benefit in countless ways from the use of space. This unique Encyclopedia gives a global perspective of our occupation and use of space, whether scientific, industrial, commercial, technical or military. The wealth of full-colour illustrations make the information highly accessible, resulting in an invaluable source for everyone interested in our use of space, and those working in, or studying, the space arena.

Synopsis:

Since the lift-off of Sputnik in 1957, over 8,000 satellites and spacecraft have been launched from over thirty countries, costing hundreds of billions of dollars. While only about 350 people have made the incredible journey beyond our atmosphere, we all benefit in countless ways from the missions. An authoriative and accessible source that collects information on man's quest to explore the Universe, The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Space, provides a global perspective of our occupation and use of space, whether for scientific, industrial, commercial, technical, or military purposes. The authors set the stage by describing the space environment, orbits and ground tracks, launchers and launch sites. Subsequently, they discuss the main space applications (telecommunications, navigation and Earth observation, military), plus science missions, planetary exploration, and space stations. Extensively illustrated with more than 300 illustrations, maps, and graphs, The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Space will be an invaluable resource for everyone interested in our use of space, and the perfect reference for those working in the space arena. Fernand Verger is Professor Emeritus of Geography at L'Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris. Isabelle Sourbés-Verger is a researcher at the National Center for Scientific Research and the Foundation for Strategic Research, Paris. Raymond Ghirardi is a cartographic engineer at the CNRS and has worked on many geopolitical projects. Xavier Pasco is a researcher at the Foundation for Strategic Research and Associate Professor at the Universite de Marne la Vallee. Pasco is also a Fellow at the Space Policy Institute at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Synopsis:

The definitive reference source on space applications, missions and exploration: with unique breadth, depth and presentation.

About the Author

Fernand Verger is Emeritus Professor of Geography at l'École Normale Supérieure, Paris. He was NASA Principal Investigator for the Landsat-1 and 2 programs, and project director of the preliminary program for assessing the SPOT satellite.Isabelle Sourbès-Verger is a researcher at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique, Paris.Raymond Ghirardi is a cartographic engineer at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and has worked on many geographical and geopolitical projects.Xavier Pasco is a researcher at the Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique, and Associate Professor at the Universitéde Marne la Vallée.

Table of Contents

Foreword; Preface; List of figures; 1. The environment of outer space; 2. Orbits; 3. Ground tracks; 4. The occupation of space; 5. Launchers and launch sites; 6. Political and economic aspects; 7. Near-Earth science missions; 8. Exploration beyond geocentric orbit; 9. Earth observation; 10. Telecommunications; 11. Military applications; 12. Man in space; Bibliography; Internet sites; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521773003
Translator:
Lyle, Stephen
Author:
Sourbes-Verger, Isabelle
Author:
s Verger
Author:
Verger, Fernand
Author:
Reilly, Paul
Author:
s Verger, Isabelle
Author:
Isabelle Sourb
Author:
Pasco, Xavier
Author:
Logsdon, John M.
Author:
Brown, Frances
Author:
s-Verger, Isabelle
Author:
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Author:
Ghirardi, Raymond
Author:
s-Verger
Author:
Sourb
Author:
Lyle, Stephen
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge, U.K.
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Aeronautics & Astronautics
Subject:
Astrophysics & Space Science
Subject:
Outer space
Subject:
Astronautics
Subject:
Rocketry
Subject:
Astronautics -- Encyclopedias.
Subject:
Outer space Exploration.
Subject:
Science Reference-Technology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
2001-08
Publication Date:
20030931
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
428
Dimensions:
11.28x8.68x1.18 in. 3.97 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A reference source on space applications, missions and exploration.
"Synopsis" by , Since Sputnik in 1957, over 8000 satellites and spacecraft have been launched, costing hundreds of billions of dollars. Over 350 people have been in space and we all benefit in countless ways from the use of space. This unique Encyclopedia gives a global perspective of our occupation and use of space, whether scientific, industrial, commercial, technical or military. The wealth of full-colour illustrations make the information highly accessible, resulting in an invaluable source for everyone interested in our use of space, and those working in, or studying, the space arena.
"Synopsis" by , Since the lift-off of Sputnik in 1957, over 8,000 satellites and spacecraft have been launched from over thirty countries, costing hundreds of billions of dollars. While only about 350 people have made the incredible journey beyond our atmosphere, we all benefit in countless ways from the missions. An authoriative and accessible source that collects information on man's quest to explore the Universe, The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Space, provides a global perspective of our occupation and use of space, whether for scientific, industrial, commercial, technical, or military purposes. The authors set the stage by describing the space environment, orbits and ground tracks, launchers and launch sites. Subsequently, they discuss the main space applications (telecommunications, navigation and Earth observation, military), plus science missions, planetary exploration, and space stations. Extensively illustrated with more than 300 illustrations, maps, and graphs, The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Space will be an invaluable resource for everyone interested in our use of space, and the perfect reference for those working in the space arena. Fernand Verger is Professor Emeritus of Geography at L'Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris. Isabelle Sourbés-Verger is a researcher at the National Center for Scientific Research and the Foundation for Strategic Research, Paris. Raymond Ghirardi is a cartographic engineer at the CNRS and has worked on many geopolitical projects. Xavier Pasco is a researcher at the Foundation for Strategic Research and Associate Professor at the Universite de Marne la Vallee. Pasco is also a Fellow at the Space Policy Institute at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
"Synopsis" by , The definitive reference source on space applications, missions and exploration: with unique breadth, depth and presentation.
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