From Sails To Satellites

Author: J. E. D. Williams
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
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A sweeping history of navigation, from astrolabes and sextants, to radar, lasers, and inertial guidance systems. Williams recounts the 200-year great pursuit of longitude, ranging from 1598 to the present--bringing the story completely up-to-the-moment with descriptions of radar, inertial navigation systems, lasers, and more. 120 line drawings. 30 halftones.

Sails To Satellites

Author: Terry Kass
Editor: Nsw Department of Lands
ISBN: 9780975235454
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Foreword by Prof. Marie R. Bashir AC CVO, Governor of New South Wales; Introduction by Warwick Watkins, Director General Surveyor General.

Sails To Satellites

Author: John Felix De Lisle
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Nasa Thesaurus Alphabetical Update

Author: United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Scientific and Technical Information Division
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Innovations In Astronomy

Author: A. W. Jones
Editor: Abc-Clio Incorporated
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Innovations in Astronomy charts a century of mind-bending discoveries. This essential handbook leaves you poised on the brink of what are sure to be ever-greater break-throughs. Readers will discover: Henrietta Leavitt's 1912 work that led to the discovery of the universe's true size -- Internet resources, such as Ask an Astronaut and Gong Show -- the launching of the Mars Pathfinder in 1996 -- nearly 600 scientific terms and concepts -- the 1995-founded European Space Agency's Infrared Space Observatory -- the major ground-based observatories and telescopes -- Edwin Hubble's discovery of the existence of galaxies outside our own and how his theory of an expanding universe came to be accepted -- numerous diagrams and helpful illustrations -- important space missions -- index

Popular Science

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Popular Science gives our readers the information and tools to improve their technology and their world. The core belief that Popular Science and our readers share: The future is going to be better, and science and technology are the driving forces that will help make it better.

Frutta Di Mare

Author: P. C. van Royen
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Solar Sails

Author: Giovanni Vulpetti
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 149390941X
File Size: 37,93 MB
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The reality of sunlight-based sailing in space began in May 2010, and solar sail technology and science have continued to evolve rapidly through new space missions. Using the power of the Sun's light for regular travel propulsion will be the next major leap forward in our journey to other worlds. This book is the second edition of the fascinating explanation of solar sails, how they work and how they will be used in the exploration of space. Updated with 35% new material, this second edition includes three new chapters on missions operated by Japan and the US, as well as projects that are in progress. The remainder of the book describes the heritage of exploration in water-borne sailing ships and the evolution to space-vehicle propulsion; as well as nuclear, solar-electric, nuclear-electric and antimatter rocket devices. It also discusses various sail systems that may use either sunlight or solar wind, and the design, fabrication and steering challenges associated with solar sails. The first edition was met with overwhelmingly positive reviews, and deemed “a title that needs to be on your shelf if you’re seriously interested in the next step as we move beyond rocketry" (Centauri Dreams, September 2008). Written with a mixed approach, this book appeals to both the general public as well as those with a more scientifically technical background.

The Hydrographic Journal

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Bibliography Of Nautical Books

Author: Alan Obin
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ISBN: 9780948646157
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This is the 15th annual edition of the Bibliography of Nautical Books, a reference guide to over 14,000 nautical publications. It deals specifically with the year 2000.

New Scientist

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European Scientific Notes

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Weather And Environmental Satellites

Author: Thomas H. Vonder Haar
Editor: Society of Photo Optical
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Proceedings of SPIE present the original research papers presented at SPIE conferences and other high-quality conferences in the broad-ranging fields of optics and photonics. These books provide prompt access to the latest innovations in research and technology in their respective fields. Proceedings of SPIE are among the most cited references in patent literature.

Introducing Satellite Communications

Author: G. B. Bleazard
Editor: Wiley-Blackwell
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Communications Satellite Systems

Author: James Martin
Editor: Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice-Hall
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Technology For Large Space Systems

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Cumulative Book Index

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A world list of books in the English language.

Journal Of The British Interplanetary Society

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Building Satellites Is Easier

Author: Phyllis Nimmo Marsh
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Aeronautical Engineering

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A selection of annotated references to unclassified reports and journal articles that were introduced into the NASA scientific and technical information system and announced in Scientific and technical aerospace reports (STAR) and International aerospace abstracts (IAA)