The Resource Discovering the Cosmos with Small Spacecraft : The American Explorer Program, by Brian Harvey, (electronic resource)

Discovering the Cosmos with Small Spacecraft : The American Explorer Program, by Brian Harvey, (electronic resource)

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Discovering the Cosmos with Small Spacecraft : The American Explorer Program
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Discovering the Cosmos with Small Spacecraft
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The American Explorer Program
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by Brian Harvey
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eng
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Explorer was the original American space program and Explorer 1 its first satellite, launched in 1958. Sixty years later, it is the longest continuously running space program in the world, demonstrating to the world how we can explore the cosmos with small spacecraft. Almost a hundred Explorers have already been launched. Explorers have made some of the fundamental discoveries of the Space Age.Explorer 1 discovered Earth’s radiation belts. Later Explorers surveyed the Sun, the X-ray and ultraviolet universes, black holes, magnetars and gamma ray bursts. An Explorer found the remnant of the Big Bang. One Explorer chased and was the first to intercept a comet. The program went through a period of few launches during the crisis of funding for space science in the 1980s. However, with the era of ‘faster, cheaper, better,’ the program was reinvented, and new exiting missions began to take shape, like Swift and the asteroid hunter WISE. Discovering the Cosmos with Small Spacecraft gives an account of each mission and its discoveries. It breaks down the program into its main periods of activity and examines the politics and debate on the role of small spacecraft in space science. It introduces the launchers (Juno, Thor, etc.), the launch centers, the ground centers and key personalities like James Van Allen who helped develop and run the spacecraft’s exciting programs
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Harvey, Brian
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QB495-500.269
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non fiction
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Springer Praxis Books
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  • Physics
  • Planetary science
  • Exobiology
  • Astronomy
  • Aerospace engineering
  • Astronautics
  • Physics
  • Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics)
  • Popular Science in Astronomy
  • Aerospace Technology and Astronautics
  • Planetology
  • Astrobiology
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Discovering the Cosmos with Small Spacecraft : The American Explorer Program, by Brian Harvey, (electronic resource)
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Acknowledgements -- Dedication -- About the Author -- List of Tables -- Author's Introduction -- Chapter 1: Foundations -- Chapter 2: Early Explorers -- Chapter 3: Explorer and the crisis in space science -- Chapter 4: Faster, better, cheaper? -- Chapter 5: Future missions and conclusions -- Bibliographical note -- Appendix 1: List of Explorer missions -- Index
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XII, 284 p. 131 illus., 73 illus. in color.
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9783319681405
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10.1007/978-3-319-68140-5
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(DE-He213)978-3-319-68140-5
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Discovering the Cosmos with Small Spacecraft : The American Explorer Program, by Brian Harvey, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgements -- Dedication -- About the Author -- List of Tables -- Author's Introduction -- Chapter 1: Foundations -- Chapter 2: Early Explorers -- Chapter 3: Explorer and the crisis in space science -- Chapter 4: Faster, better, cheaper? -- Chapter 5: Future missions and conclusions -- Bibliographical note -- Appendix 1: List of Explorer missions -- Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
XII, 284 p. 131 illus., 73 illus. in color.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9783319681405
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-68140-5
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online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
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access
Specific material designation
remote
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(DE-He213)978-3-319-68140-5

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