eBook An Explorer's Guide to the Universe Series: Unmanned Space Missions, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 161530052X
  • ISBN-13: 9781615300525
  • DDC: 629.43
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 210 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released March 2012
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Overview

Satellites and robotic spacecraft have long travelled where humankind cannot, or dare not, go. By delving into the pages of this book, readers will learn about the technology, people, and organizations that have made fruitful unmanned space missions a reality.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: Getting to Space.
2: The Space Environment.
3: Rockets.
4: Liquid Propellants in Various Flight Vehicles.
5: How Rockets Work.
6: Chemical Rockets.
7: Development of Rockets.
8: Traveling in Space.
9: Launching into Space: Gravity.
10: Flight Trajectories.
11: Sounding Rocket.
12: Earth Orbit.
13: Earth Escape.
14: Planetary Trajectory.
15: Navigation, Docking, and Recovery.
16: Navigation.
17: Konstantin Tsiolkovsky.
18: Rendezvous and Docking.
19: Reentry and Recovery.
20: Notable Satellites.
21: The 1950s.
22: Sputnik.
23: Explorer.
24: Vanguard.
25: Pioneer.
26: Discoverer.
27: Luna.
28: The 1960s.
29: Midas.
30: TIROS.
31: Transit.
32: Venera.
33: Ranger.
34: Cosmos.
35: Ariel.
36: Mariner.
37: Vela.
38: Zond.
39: Orbiting Geophysical Observatory.
40: Pegasus.
41: Orbiting Astronomical Observatory.
42: Surveyor.
43: Lunar Orbiter.
44: Biosatellite.
45: The 1970s.
46: Ōsumi.
47: China 1.
48: Shinsei.
49: Prospero.
50: Helios.
51: Aryabhata.
52: Viking.
53: International Ultraviolet Explorer.
54: Seasat.
55: The 1980s.
56: Infrared Astronomical Satellite.
57: Giotto.
58: Buran.
59: Magellan.
60: Hipparcos.
61: Galileo.
62: Cosmic Background Explorer.
63: The 1990s.
64: Great Observatories.
65: Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA).
66: Ulysses.
67: Compton Gamma Ray Observatory.
68: Yohkoh.
69: Clementine.
70: Infrared Space Observatory.
71: Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous Shoemaker.
72: Mars Global Surveyor.
73: Mars Pathfinder.
74: Cassini-Huygens.
75: Lunar Prospector.
76: Deep Space 1.
77: Nozomi.
78: Mars Polar Lander.
79: Stardust/Next.
80: Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer.
81: Chandra X-Ray Observatory.
82: The 2000s and Beyond.
83: Mars Odyssey.
84: Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe.
85: Genesis.
86: Odin.
87: Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment.
88: International Gamma-Ray Astrophysics Laboratory.
89: Hayabusa.
90: Mars Express.
91: Mars Exploration Rover.
92: Microvariability and Oscillations of Stars (MOST).
93: Spitzer Space Telescope.
94: Small Missions for Advanced Research and Technology-1.
95: Rosetta.
96: Gravity Probe B.
97: Mercury Surface, Space Environment, Geochemistry, and Ranging.
98: Swift.
99: Deep Impact/EPOXI.
100: Suzaku.
101: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
102: Venus Express.
103: New Horizons.
104: Akari.
105: Hinode.
106: Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory.
107: Time History of Events and Macroscale Interactions During Substorms.
108: Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere.
109: Phoenix.
110: Kaguya.
111: Chang'e 1.
112: Dawn.
113: Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope.
114: Chandrayaan-1.
115: Omīd.
116: Kepler.
117: Herschel.
118: Planck.
119: Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
120: James Webb Space Telescope.
121: Science in Space.
122: Weightlessness.
123: Solar and Space Physics.
124: Solar and Heliospheric Observatory.
125: Solar System Exploration.
126: Voyager.
127: Space Observatories.
128: Hubble Space Telescope.
129: Observing Earth.
130: Space Debris.
131: Space Applications.
132: Public-Good Applications.
133: Meteorology.
134: Positioning, Navigation, and Timing.
135: Military and National Security Uses of Space.
136: Commercial Applications.
137: Satellite Telecommunications.
138: Remote Sensing.
139: Commercial Space Transportation.
140: Landsat.
141: New Commercial Applications.
142: Issues for the Future.
143: Space Law.
144: Space Agencies.
145: European Space Agency.
146: National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
147: Soviet and Russian Space Agencies.
148: Europe.
149: Japanese Space Agencies.
150: Chinese Space Agencies.
151: International Organizations.
152: Spaceflight Leaders and Pioneers.
153: Hugh Dryden.
154: Valentin Glushko.
155: Daniel Goldin.
156: Samuel Hoffman.
157: Theodore von Kármán.
158: James Killian.
159: Sergey Korolyov.
160: Hermann Oberth.
161: William Pickering.
Glossary.
For Further Reading.
Index.