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The Resource Dream missions : space colonies, nuclear spacecraft and other possibilities, Michel van Pelt

Dream missions : space colonies, nuclear spacecraft and other possibilities, Michel van Pelt

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Dream missions : space colonies, nuclear spacecraft and other possibilities
Title
Dream missions
Title remainder
space colonies, nuclear spacecraft and other possibilities
Statement of responsibility
Michel van Pelt
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
This book takes the reader on a journey through the history of extremely ambitious, large and complex space missions that never happened. What were the dreams and expectations of the visionaries behind these plans, and why were they not successful in bringing their projects to reality thus far? As spaceflight development progressed, new technologies and ideas led to pushing the boundaries of engineering and technology though still grounded in real scientific possibilities. Examples are space colonies, nuclear-propelled interplanetary spacecraft, space telescopes consisting of multiple satellites and canon launch systems. Each project described in this book says something about the dreams and expectations of their time, and their demise was often linked to an important change in the cultural, political and social state of the world. For each mission or spacecraft concept, the following will be covered: " Description of the design." Overview of the history of the concept and the people involved." Why it was never developed and flown " What if the mission was actually carried out - consequences, further developments, etc
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Van Pelt, Michel
Dewey number
  • 629.4/1
  • 620
Index
index present
LC call number
TL790
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Springer Praxis books in space exploration
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  • Space flight
  • Astronautics
  • Outer space
  • Outer space
Label
Dream missions : space colonies, nuclear spacecraft and other possibilities, Michel van Pelt
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Acknowledgements; Dedication; About the Author; Preface; 1: Introduction; 2: Giant launchers; Shoot 'em up; Super heavy-lift launchers; Extremely heavy-lift launchers; The future of heavy lift; 3: Reusable launchers; High expectations; Pushing the envelope; Shuttles and other reusable launchers; True spaceplanes; The trouble with spaceplanes; 4: Space stations and orbital colonies; Donuts in orbit; Islands in space; Asteroid mining; 5: Super satellites; Take out the crew; Hypersatellites and star shades; Space solar power; 6: Giant probes; Voyager Mars
  • Mars sample return Europa Ocean Explorer; Prometheus; Solar sailing; 7: Mars expeditions; The Mars Project; Stuck in Earth Orbit; Mars Direct; On Mars in 2030+; 8: To the stars; Interstellar probe; Riding the nuclear blast wave; Starshot; 9: Conclusions; Bibliography; Index
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319539393
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-53941-6
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ocn988079649
Label
Dream missions : space colonies, nuclear spacecraft and other possibilities, Michel van Pelt
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Acknowledgements; Dedication; About the Author; Preface; 1: Introduction; 2: Giant launchers; Shoot 'em up; Super heavy-lift launchers; Extremely heavy-lift launchers; The future of heavy lift; 3: Reusable launchers; High expectations; Pushing the envelope; Shuttles and other reusable launchers; True spaceplanes; The trouble with spaceplanes; 4: Space stations and orbital colonies; Donuts in orbit; Islands in space; Asteroid mining; 5: Super satellites; Take out the crew; Hypersatellites and star shades; Space solar power; 6: Giant probes; Voyager Mars
  • Mars sample return Europa Ocean Explorer; Prometheus; Solar sailing; 7: Mars expeditions; The Mars Project; Stuck in Earth Orbit; Mars Direct; On Mars in 2030+; 8: To the stars; Interstellar probe; Riding the nuclear blast wave; Starshot; 9: Conclusions; Bibliography; Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319539393
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-53941-6
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ocn988079649

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