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Discovering the cosmos with small spacecraft : The American Explorer Program

Author: Brian Harvey
Publisher: Cham : Springer, ©2018.
Series: Springer-Praxis books in space exploration.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Harvey, Brian
Discovering the Cosmos with Small Spacecraft : The American Explorer Program
Cham : Springer International Publishing AG, z.Hd. Alexander Grossmann,c2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Harvey
ISBN: 9783319681405 3319681400
OCLC Number: 1013828796
Description: 1 online resource (293 p.)
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.
Series Title: Springer-Praxis books in space exploration.
Responsibility: Brain Harvey.

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Explorer was the original American space program and Explorer 1 its first satellite, launched in 1958. It introduces the launchers (Juno, Thor, etc.), the launch centers, the ground centers and key  Read more...

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