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Centauri dreams : imagining and planning interstellar exploration

Author: Paul Gilster
Publisher: New York : Copernicus Books, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In other words, what was the state of our interstellar technology today, those concepts and systems that might translate into a Voyager to the stars?

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Genre/Form: Popular works
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Gilster
ISBN: 038700436X 9780387004365
OCLC Number: 1012457394
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Preface; Introduction; 1 The Target; 2 The First Steps; 3 Communications over Light-Years; 4 Interplanetary Networking; 5 Imaging; 6 Propulsion Systems; 7 The Solar Sail; 8 Materials Technology; 9 Robotics; 10 Why We Must Go; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Paul Gilster.
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