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: 1304

“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: 6956

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.

Rockets and Missiles

The Life Story of a Technology

Author: A. Bowdoin Van Riper

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801887925

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 3896

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.

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: 335

CD-ROM and Book. Celebrating the 40th anniversary of manned spaced flight. For the first time ever available in the West a complete pictorial history of the Russian Space Program from 1946 to the present day all in full colour. On 12 April 1961 Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human into space. To celebrate this momentous event Apogee Books, in conjunction with Rocket and Space Corporation Energia, is proud to present, as part of our critically acclaimed series on space flight, the first book about the Russian Space Programme.

Russia in Space

The Past Explained, the Future Explored

Author: Anatoly Zak

Publisher: Apogee Books

ISBN: 9781926837253

Category: Astronautics

Page: 316

View: 5247

This is a unique attempt to visualise space exploration¹s future through the eyes of Russian space engineers and to describe that nation¹s plans in space. Based on actual documents, rather than on guesswork, it is the first comprehensive illustrated book dedicated to the Russian vision for the future of manned spaceflight from the dawn of manned spaceflight until today. Lavishly illustrated with images of unparalleled artistic quality and technical accuracy, the book: puts the development of the Russian manned spacecraft into political and historical context; uniquely describes the future of space exploration through the eyes of Russian space engineers and planners; introduces hitherto unrevealed systems developed for the Russian space program; describes past events and future plans in the historical context of the fall and rise of the Russian space program.

Soyuz Owners' Workshop Manual

1967 onwards (all models) - An insight into Russia's flagship spacecraft, from Moon missions to the International Space Station

Author: David Baker

Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK

ISBN: 9780857334053

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 176

View: 8767

The Soyuz spacecraft played a major role in Russia's plans for a manned landing on the Moon and several test models were flown at the height of the 'space race'. Originally designed for circumlunar flight, Soyuz has been the mainstay of Russia's space program.

Space Rescue

Ensuring the Safety of Manned Spacecraft

Author: Shayler David

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387739963

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 356

View: 5741

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.

The Space Transportation Market: Evolution or Revolution?

Author: Michael J Rycroft

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792367529

Category: Reference

Page: 331

View: 2359

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.

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: 9951

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.

Mir Hardware Heritage

Author: National Aeronautics And Administration,David S. F. Portree

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781493594221

Category:

Page: 220

View: 2325

The purpose of this document is to describe concisely what is known in the West about the heritage of the major hardware elements associated with the Mir space station complex. These are: The Mir base block, launched in 1986 The modules added to the base block in 1987, 1989, and 1990 The Soyuz-TM crew transports and Progress-M supply ships, which first appeared in 1986 and 1989, respectively. This work is divided into four parts. Part 1, "Soyuz," examines the Soyuz spacecraft and its derivatives, including those used in the abandoned manned lunar landing program. Part 2, "Almaz, Salyut, and Mir," looks at the Almaz and Long-Duration Orbital Station (Russians acronym DOS) space stations. The major portion of Part 2 is devoted to the three DOS multiport stations, Salyut 6, Salyut 7, and Mir. Part 3, covering the "Space Station Modules," describes their surprisingly convoluted heritage, with particular attention given to the Mir modules Kvant, Kvant 2, and Kristall. Part 4 is a chronology comparing U.S. and Soviet/Russian manned spaceflight developments in context. It begins with the first manned spaceflight, but attempts completeness only from 1970 to its conclusion (November 1994).

International Reference Guide to Space Launch Systems

Author: Steven J. Isakowitz,Joseph P. Hopkins,Joshua B. Hopkins

Publisher: AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics)

ISBN: 9781563473531

Category: Launch vehicles (Astronautics)

Page: 549

View: 8260

This best-selling reference guide contains the most reliable and up-to-date material on launch programs in Brazil, China, Europe, India, Israel, Japan, Russia, Ukraine, and the United States. Packed with illustrations and figures, the third edition has been extensively updated and expanded, and offers a quick and easy data retrieval source for policymakers, planners, engineers, launch buyers, and students.

Space Rescue

Ensuring the Safety of Manned Spacecraft

Author: Shayler David

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387739963

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 356

View: 7879

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.

Energiya-Buran

The Soviet Space Shuttle

Author: Bart Hendrickx,Bert Vis

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387739847

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 526

View: 8656

This absorbing book describes the long development of the Soviet space shuttle system, its infrastructure and the space agency’s plans to follow up the first historic unmanned mission. The book includes comparisons with the American shuttle system and offers accounts of the Soviet test pilots chosen for training to fly the system, and the operational, political and engineering problems that finally sealed the fate of Buran and ultimately of NASA’s Shuttle fleet.

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: 9297

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.

Soviet Space Programs, 1976-80

Supporting Vehicles and Launch Vehicles, Political Goals and Purposes, International Cooperation in Space, Administration, Resource Burden, Future Outlook

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Astronautics

Page: N.A

View: 6272

Jane's Space Directory

Author: David Baker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780710626387

Category: Astronautics

Page: 983

View: 7075

- 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

How Do Space Vehicles Work?

Author: Buffy Silverman

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 1541506030

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 9237

Space vehicles are out of this world! But how do they fly out into space? How do they carry people safely? And what parts do these amazing aircraft have? Find the answers inside this book!