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Emerging Space Powers: The New Space Programs of Asia, the Middle East and South-America (Springer Praxis Books / Space Exploration)

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This work introduces the important emerging space powers of the world. Many of their space programs are little known, but they all play vital roles. Some have quite ambitious goals and are even challenging the leaders in the space community. Brian Harvey describes the origins of the Japanese space program, from rocket designs based on WW II German U-boats to tiny solid fuel 'pencil' rockets, which led to the launch of the first Japanese satellite in 1970. The next two chapters relate how Japan expanded its space program, developing small satellites into astronomical observatories and sending missions to the Moon, Mars, comet Halley, and asteroids. Japanese astronauts flew on the space shuttle and military satellites now spy on North Korea. Chapter 4 describes how India's Vikram Sarabhai developed a sounding rocket program in the 1960s. Modeling their own rocket on the American Scout launcher, India eventually put a satellite into orbit in 1980. The following chapter describes the expansion of the Indian space program. Chapter 6 relates how the Indian space program is looking ahead to the success of the moon probe Chandrayan, due to launch in 2008, and its first manned launching in 2014. Chapters 7, 8, and 9 demonstrate how, in Iran, communications and remote sensing drive space technology. The new Islamic Republic abandoned most of the Shah's space and nuclear plans. Iranian work on satellites and rocketry was started in the mid-1990's. Indigenous technology combined with foreign help should eventually lead to a thriving, independent Iranian space program. Chapter 10 outlines Brazil's road to space, begun in the mid-1960's with the launch of the Sonda sounding rockets. The following two chapters describe Brazil's satellites and space launch systems and plans for the future. Chapters 13 and 14 study Israel's space industry. Israel is developing spacecraft (with some European cooperation) and launchers (with South Africa and USA). In 1988, Israel became the ninth country in the world to successfully launch a satellite (Ofeq-1) with its own vehicle (Shavit). The next chapters look at the burgeoning space programs of North and South Korea. South Korea aims to become a major international player in both space systems and in manned ventures. Launch vehicles are being developed with Russian help while European partners are aiding with the production of advanced remote sensing satellites. The book ends by contrasting and comparing all the space programs and speculating how they may evolve in the future. An appendix lists all launches and launch attempts to date of the emerging space powers.

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This work introduces the origins and current status of the world's emerging space powers. It includes countries such as Iran and Brazil, and the programs of Japan and India from 1999 to 2007. The book concludes by speculating how these programs may evolve.

Table of Contents

Japan: Origins.- Japan: Development.- Japan: Plans.- India: Origins.- India: Development.- India: Plans.- Iran: Origins - The Road to Space.- Iran: Development - Satellites and Space Launch Systems.- Iran: Plans - The Ultimate Goal.- Brazil: Origins - The Road to Space.- Brazil: Development - Satellites and Space Launch Systems.- Brazil: Plans - The Ultimate Goal.- Israel: The Technological Efforts of IAI (Israel Aircraft Industries).- Israel: Looking for Science, Business, Cooperation.- North Korea: The Strange Country in Space.- South Korea: Towards Space Autonomy, Step by Step.- South Korea: Ambitions Through International Cooperations.- Contrasts and Comparisons.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781441908735
Author:
Harvey, Brian
Publisher:
Praxis Publications Inc
Author:
Pirard, Theo
Author:
Smid, Henk H. F.
Subject:
Aeronautics & Astronautics
Subject:
History
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Subject:
BRIC space program
Subject:
Brazilian Space Agency
Subject:
Gramsat
Subject:
Indian Space Research Organization
Subject:
Insat
Subject:
Iranian Space Agency
Subject:
Israeli Space Agency
Subject:
JAXA mission
Subject:
Korean Aerospace Research Institute
Subject:
North Korean Space Agency
Subject:
new space ventures
Subject:
space programs around the world
Subject:
Aerospace Technology and Astronautics
Subject:
Popular Science in Astronomy
Subject:
History of science
Subject:
History of Science Introduces the origins and current status of the lesser known, yet still important, space programs of emerging countries such as Iran and Brazil Includes important developments of the space programs of Japan and India from 1999 to 2007
Subject:
Science Reference-Technology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
2010
Series:
Springer Praxis Books / Space Exploration
Publication Date:
20100319
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
732
Dimensions:
235 x 155 mm
Age Level:
Brazilian Space Agency

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