The Soyuz Launch Vehicle

The Two Lives of an Engineering Triumph

Author: Christian Lardier,Stefan Barensky

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 146145459X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 500

View: 8509

“The Soyuz Launch Vehicle” tells the story, for the first time in a single English-language book, of the extremely successful Soyuz launch vehicle. Built as the world’s first intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), Soyuz was adapted to launch not only Sputnik but also the first man to orbit Earth, and has been in service for over fifty years in a variety of forms. It has launched all Soviet manned spacecraft and is now the only means of reaching the International Space Station. It was also the workhorse for launching satellites and space probes and has recently been given a second life in French Guiana, fulfilling a commercial role in a joint venture with France. No other launch vehicle has had such a long and illustrious history. This remarkable book gives a complete and accurate description of the two lives of Soyuz, chronicling the recent cooperative space endeavors of Europe and Russia. The book is presented in two parts: Christian Lardier chronicles the “first life” in Russia while Stefan Barensky explores its “second life,” covering Starsem, the Franco-Russian company and implementation of technology for the French Guiana Space Agency by ESA. Part One has been developed from Russian sources, providing a descriptive approach to very technical issues. The second part of the book tells the contemporary story of the second life of Soyuz, gathered from Western sources and interviews with key protagonists. “The Soyuz Launch Vehicle” is a detailed description of a formidable human adventure, with its political, technical, and commercial ramifications. At a time when a new order was taking shape in the space sector, the players being the United States, Russia, Europe and Asia, and when economic difficulties sometimes made it tempting to give up, this book reminds us that in the global sector, nothing is impossible.

Soyuz

A Universal Spacecraft

Author: Rex Hall,David Shayler

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781852336578

Category: Science

Page: 460

View: 6020

Rex Hall and Dave Shayler provide a unique history of the Soyuz spacecraft programme from conception, through development to its use, detailed in the only English language book available on this topic. Planned for publication in 2003, it will celebrate 40 years since the original concept of the Soyuz craft.

Aëlita

Neue Übersetzung

Author: Alexei Tolstoi

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3959091060

Category: Fiction

Page: 140

View: 2705

Inspiriert von den Werken H. G. Wells und dem Roman »Der rote Stern« von Alexander Bogdanov veröffentlichte Alexei Tolstoi seine utopische Erzählung »Aëlita« im Jahr 1923. Geprägt ist der Roman von Tolstois Erfahrungen im Bürgerkrieg, an dem er auf Seiten der Weißen teilgenommen hatte: Der vom Hass auf der Erde zutiefst enttäuschte Ingenieur Losj und der glühende Rotarmist Gussew unternehmen eine Expedition auf den Mars, wo sie eine vorrevolutionäre Situation vorfinden. Während Gussew einen Aufstand vorantreibt, um die »Genossen Marsianer« von aller Ausbeutung zu befreien, verliebt sich Losj in die schöne Aëlita, Tochter des Marsherrschers Tuskub. Doch der Marsherrscher schlägt den Aufstand nieder und zwingt Losj und Gussew zur Flucht zurück auf die Erde.

Rockets and Missiles

The Life Story of a Technology

Author: A. Bowdoin Van Riper

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801887925

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 586

Beginning with World War II, missiles transformed the art of war. For the first time, cities of warring nations were vulnerable to sudden, unannounced, long-distance attacks. At the same time, rockets made possible one of the great triumphs of the modern age—the exploration of space. Beginning with the origins of rocketry in medieval and early modern Asia, Rockets and Missiles traces the history of the technology that led to both the great fear of global warfare and the great excitement of the Space Age. This volume focuses on rocketry in late-twentieth-century Western Europe, Russia, and the United States, as well as the spread of rocket technology to East Asia and the Middle East. It covers the full history of rocket technology—including how rockets improved in performance, reliability, and versatility and how they affected everyday life.

Saturn V

Die Mondrakete

Author: Eugen Reichl

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783613037472

Category:

Page: 143

View: 5823

Die Rakete zu den Planetenräumen

Author: Hermann Oberth

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3486747126

Category: Science

Page: 106

View: 9119

Hermann Oberth gilt als einer der bedeutendsten Pioniere der Raketentechnik. Visionär waren nicht nur seine umfassende, akribische Untersuchung und Optimierung aller denkbaren Raketenparamter, sondern auch seine Vorschläge zur Raketeninstrumentierung für bemannte und wissenschaftliche Missionen sowie Ideen für Start- und Testanlagen. Die Neuauflage ermöglicht es, die Realisierung von Oberth's "Traum" nachzuvollziehen und mit der heutigen Raumfahrtrealität abzugleichen. Reprint der 5. Auflage von 1984

The Space Transportation Market: Evolution or Revolution?

Author: Michael J Rycroft

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792367529

Category: Reference

Page: 331

View: 3472

M. Rycroft, FacultyMember, InternationalSpaceUniversity e-mail:[email protected] "The Space Transportation Market: Evolution or Revolution?" was the question which was the focus for the papers presented, and also the Panel Discussions, at the fifth annual Symposium organised by the International Space University. Held in Strasbourg, France, for three lively days at the end of May 2000, the Symposium brought together representatives of the developers, providers and operators of space transportation systems, of regulatory bodies, and of users of the space transportation infrastructure in many fields, as well as experts in policy and market analysis. From the papers published here, it is clear that today's answer to the question tends more towards evolution than to revolution. The space launch industry is still not a fully mature one, and is still reliant on at least partial funding by governments. Better cooperation is essential between governments, launch providers, satellite builders and satellite operators in order to reduce the problems which the space transportation market faces today.

Space Rescue

Ensuring the Safety of Manned Spacecraft

Author: Shayler David

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387739963

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 356

View: 8266

Looks forward to the completion of the ISS, possibility of return to the moon, manned flights to Mars, and the prospect of safety and rescue far beyond. Describes the role of Mission Control and recovery forces in ensuring the support from the ground to the crew in space. Provides a unique range of historic archive of material on the Russian programme. Presents a review of the Columbia accident, its investigation and various proposed rescue scenarios. Details escape systems devised for rocket research aircraft, early manned spacecraft, abort and recovery options from Earth orbit, and from lunar distance. Demonstrates that crew safety has been a factor in planning and mounting on all manned spaceflights.

Elon Musk

Wie Elon Musk die Welt verändert – Die Biografie

Author: Ashlee Vance,Elon Musk

Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag

ISBN: 3862487237

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 4576

Elon Musk ist der da Vinci des 21. Jahrhunderts. Seine Firmengründungen lesen sich wie das Who's who der zukunftsträchtigsten Unternehmen der Welt. Alles, was dieser Mann anfasst, scheint zu Gold zu werden. Mit PayPal revolutionierte er das Zahlen im Internet, mit Tesla schreckte er die Autoindustrie auf und sein Raumfahrtunternehmen SpaceX ist aktuell das weltweit einzige Unternehmen, das ein Raumschiff mit großer Nutzlast wieder auf die Erde zurückbringen kann. Dies ist die persönliche Geschichte hinter einem der größten Unternehmer seit Thomas Edison, Henry Ford oder Howard Hughes. Das Buch erzählt seinen kometenhaften Aufstieg von seiner Flucht aus Südafrika mit 17 Jahren bis heute. Elon Musk gilt als der "Real Iron Man" – in Anlehnung an einen der erfolgreichsten Comichelden der Welt. Es ist die gleichsam inspirierende, persönliche und spannende Geschichte eines der erfolgreichsten Querdenker der Welt. In einem Umfang wie noch kein Journalist zuvor hatte Ashlee Vance für diese Biografie exklusiven und direkten Zugang zu Elon Musk, seinem familiären Umfeld und persönlichen Freunden. Mit 16 Seiten exklusiven und persönlichen Bildern aus Elon Musks persönlichem Fotoalbum.

Praxis Manned Spaceflight Log 1961-2006

Author: Tim Furniss,Shayler David,Michael D. Shayler

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387739807

Category: Science

Page: 830

View: 1157

This flagship work charts a complete chronological log of orbital manned spaceflight. Included are the X-15 "astroflights" of the 1960s, and the two 1961 Mercury and Redstone missions which were non-orbital. There is an image depicting each manned spaceflight, and data boxes containing brief biographies of all the space travelers. The main text is a narrative of each mission, its highlights and accomplishments, including the strange facts and humorous stories connected to every mission. The resulting book is a handy reference to all manned spaceflights, the names of astronauts and cosmonauts who flew on each mission, their roles and accomplishments.

Rocket and Space Corporation Energia

The Legacy of S.P. Korolev

Author: Robert Godwin

Publisher: Burlington, Ont. : Collector's guide Publishing

ISBN: 9781896522814

Category: Science

Page: 128

View: 2699

A small metal sphere weighing slightly more than 83 kilograms was placed into an elliptical orbit by the mighty R-7 rocket. It was perhaps one of the most significant moments in human history. The date was October 4th 1957 and the sphere was called Sputnik. When the world's first artificial satellite sped across the night skies the impact was far-reaching and profound. Not only was this clearly one of the great scientific achievements of the modern age but it was also a catalyst which would propel the United States out of its post-War lethargy. The Political significance of the lift-capability of the R-7 rocket aroused the attentions of the West while irrevocably altering the face of human history. The Space Age had begun. The story of the R-7 rocket and its many offspring is one which still remains a mystery in the West. Now in the post-Cold war era the remarkable accomplishments of the engineers of Rocket & Space Corporation Energia are finally reaching eager readers in the West. The pages within contain a pictorial record encompassing the entire history of the Russian space programme, from its inception at the end of World War II to the present day. The sheer wealth of original and durable technology is a testament to the ingenuity of a remarkable people and gives a unique glimpse a the future of the historic partnership between East and West. Published for the first time completely in English, Rocket & Space Corporation Energia features rare pictures and diagrams including: Sputnik - Yuri Gagarin's Vostok capsule - the world's first Space Stations - the enormous lunar rocket N1 - Russia's interplanetary probes and the Buran shuttle.

The Partnership

A NASA History of the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project

Author: Edward Clinton Ezell,Linda Neuman Ezell

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486135918

Category: Science

Page: 584

View: 6726

Authorized NASA history of the first joint U.S.-Soviet space flight features many interviews with participants and firsthand observations of project activities. 86 pages of photos and a full-color insert. 1978 edition.

Aviation Week & Space Technology

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Aeronautics

Page: N.A

View: 5622

Includes a mid-December issue called Buyer guide edition.

Jane's Space Directory

Author: David Baker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780710626387

Category: Astronautics

Page: 983

View: 5569

- Government and non-government space programmes - Global space industry directory - Civilian operations - Orbital and suborbital launch vehicles - Propulsion - Commercial and military satellites - Planetary and space science - Human space flight - Launch listings - Contractors

United States of America in space

Author: Russell R. Tobias,David G. Fisher

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 2014

View: 5156

This books includes 280 essays covering U.S. major space programs, piloted and robotic missions, satellites, space centers, space planes, and issues from the earliest missions to the present.

Space Exploration and Astronaut Safety

Author: Joseph N. Pelton,Peter Marshall

Publisher: Amer Inst of Aeronautics &

ISBN: 9781563478444

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 386

View: 1360

Part history, part technology, and part policy analysis, this one-of-a-kind, landmark book reviews the history of NASA's space exploration program, its astronaut safety program, the present status of the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station, and the options and strategic opportunities that present themselves as NASA enters its next phase of space exploration with Project Constellation. Written by one of the foremost experts on space policy, Space Exploration and Astronaut Safety, presents in a highly readable format the state of today's space technology, along with the concerns about safety in space exploration as it applies to current and future programs, and whether these issues can be reconciled and translated into a viable future space policy. The book thoroughly explores NASA's options and how these options are tempered and influenced by astronaut safety considerations as well as by uncertain Congressional funding and complex organizational management issues. It also considers the impact of international participation and the increasing prospect of the privatization of space travel. Shuttle tragedies, interviews with key experts, surveys, and extensive research on the Shuttle, ISS, and related NASA space safety programs, the author lays out a comprehensive presentation on where space exploration has been, where it stands today, where it is going, and where it has the potential to go. Decision makers in government (especially those involved with NASA policy and safety), members of space agencies around the world, aerospace scientists and engineers, space enthusiasts, and academicians will all find this book an indispensable and enlightening guide. Investment in the future of space exploration will cost billions of dollars; this book provides ample background and the impetus to enable policy makers, the aerospace community, and the general public to make balanced, educated decisions on how those dollars can best be spent.

The International Space Station

Building for the Future

Author: John E. Catchpole

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387781455

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 389

View: 9875

A comprehensive, highly readable account of complex, technical, political and human endeavor and a worthy successor to Creating the International Space Station (Springer Praxis, January 2002) by David Harland and John Catchpole. This volume details for the first time the construction and occupation of the International Space Station from 2002 through to 2008, when it should reach American “Core Complete”.