WorldCat Identities

Gruntman, Mike 1954-

Works: 9 works in 38 publications in 1 language and 1,465 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Academic theses 
Roles: Author
Classifications: TL781, 621.4356
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Mike Gruntman
Blazing the trail : the early history of spacecraft and rocketry by Mike Gruntman( )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents the fascinating story of the events that paved the way to space. It introduces the reader to the history of early rocketry and the subsequent developments that led into the space age. People of various nations and from various lands contributed to the breakthrough to space, and the book takes the reader to faraway places on five continents. It also includes many quotes to give readers a flavor of how the participants viewed the developments
Intercept 1961 : the birth of Soviet missile defense by Mike Gruntman( )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gruntman tells the story of the earliest breakthroughs which paved the way for the emergence of a powerful missile defense complex in the Soviet Union, a major factor in the Cold War. The new field led to the emergence of monitoring space objects in orbit, ballistic missile early warning, and antisatellite weapons. Ten years later, the first operational missile defense system was deployed to protect Moscow, its successor system remaining active today. Intercept 1961 is especially relevant today as the United States and other countries continue facing the eternal protect-or-avenge dilemma when balancing offensive capabilities against defensive protection. In an age of unstable governments, spreading weapons of mass destruction, and radical ideologies and terrorism, this historical background is critical for informed policy formulation, threat evaluation, defense planning, and counteracting the proliferation of weapons and sensitive technologies. --
Enemy amongst Trojans : a Soviet spy at USC by Mike Gruntman( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From astronautics to cosmonautics by Mike Gruntman( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interstellar heliospheric probe/heliospheric boundary explorer mission--a mission to the outermost boundaries of the solar system by The IHP/HEX Team( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astronautics, Spacecraft Design and Spacecraft Systems by Mike Gruntman( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Presents a collection of resources on astronautics, spacecraft design, and spacecraft systems. Provides information about spacecraft, including attitude determination and control; guidance, navigation, and control; power systems; and communications. Contains information about ground systems, launch systems, launching sites, space weather, space environment, spacecraft operations and trajectories, space data, and space jobs. Recounts the history of space exploration
My fifteen years at IKI, the Space Research Institute : position-sensitive detectors and energetic neutral atoms behind the Iron Curtain by Mike Gruntman( Book )

1 edition published in 2022 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"This is a personal story of a young physicist in the Soviet Union, a country distinctly different from the Western world. Mike Gruntman worked primarily in space physics and on particle detectors and science instrumentation. He was among the early pioneers in the emerging field of imaging of space plasmas in fluxes of energetic neutral atoms (ENAs). Today, multiple space missions operate ENA imaging instruments. The events in this book unfolded during the Cold War in the 1970s and 1980s. At that time, the Iron Curtain stood firmly in place during the epic struggle between the dark forces of communism and the free world. Gruntman describes the life and work of a scientist in the totalitarian Soviet Union, including elite education in physics and engineering, the disfunction and ideological control of a centrally planned state, collaboration with scientists abroad, and the impact of foreign radio broadcasts. These, and other glimpses into the realities of the Soviet past, serve not only as background to the story; they also inform us about the nature of neo-Marxism, which is gaining popularity in the free world today."
USC astronautics program by Mike Gruntman( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Blazing the trail : the early history of spacecraft and rocketry
Intercept 1961 : the birth of Soviet missile defenseFrom astronautics to cosmonautics
Alternative Names
Mike Gruntman academicus

Mike Gruntman forsker

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