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The Rebirth of the Russian Space Program By Brian Harvey

The Rebirth of the Russian Space Program by Brian Harvey

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This, fifty years after Sputnik, is the definitive book on the Russian space program. He examines the various types of unmanned applications programs as well as the crucial military program, and even analyzes the infrastructure of production, launch centres and tracking.

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The Rebirth of the Russian Space Program: 50 Years After Sputnik, New Frontiers by Brian Harvey

This, fifty years after Sputnik, is the definitive book on the Russian space program. The author covers all the key elements of the current Russian space program, including both manned and unmanned missions. He examines the various types of unmanned applications programs as well as the crucial military program, and even analyzes the infrastructure of production, launch centres and tracking. You'll also find discussion of the commercialization of the program and its relationship with western companies. Russia's current space experiment is also put in a comparative global context. Strong emphasis is placed on Russia's future space intentions and on new programs and missions in prospect.

About Brian Harvey

Author of 'Race into space - the Soviet space programme' (1988), 'The new Russian space programme' (1994), 'Russia in space - the failed frontier?' (2001), 'Two roads into space - the Japanese and Indian space programmes' (1998), 'The Chinese space programme - from conception to future capabilities' (1997), 'The Chinese space programme - from conception to manned spaceflight' (2004), 'Europe's space programme' (2003), 'Two roads to the moon' (with Dave Shayler)(forthcoming), 'Russian planetary exploration' (forthcoming), 'Latest in space 2007' (forthcoming), all Praxis titles. Writer on articles on spaceflight for Astronomy Now, Orbit, Spaceflight, Journal of the British Interplanetary Society (JBIS), Space Chronicle, Astronomy & Space, Sunday Press, Quest, Irish Independent. Broadcaster for RTE, BBC (Radio 4, World Service), Canadian Broadcasting.

Table of Contents

Almost the end.- Building the International Space Station.- Scientific and applications programs.- Military programs.- Launchers and engines.- Launch sites.- The design bureaus.- Resurgent-the new projects.

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NPB9780387713540
9780387713540
0387713549
The Rebirth of the Russian Space Program: 50 Years After Sputnik, New Frontiers by Brian Harvey
New
Paperback
Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
2007-05-10
358
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