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Emerging space powers : the new space programs of Asia, the Middle East and South-America

Author: Brian Harvey; Henk H F Smid; Théo Pirard
Publisher: London : Praxis, 2009.
Series: Springer Praxis books. Space exploration
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work introduces the origins and current status of the world's emerging space powers. It includes countries such as Iran and Brazil, and the programs of Japan and India from 1999 to 2007. The  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Emerging space powers
(NL-LeOCL)321729056
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Harvey; Henk H F Smid; Théo Pirard
ISBN: 9781441908735 1441908730
OCLC Number: 707457256
Description: 1 online resource (xxviii, 624 p. :) : ill.
Contents: Japan: Origins - the legacy of Hideo Itokawa.- Japan: Into the solar system.- Japan: Kibo and the Space Station.- India: The vision of Vikram Sarabhai.- India: Space technology and the villages.- India: Manned and lunar flight.- Iran: Origins - the road to space.- Iran: Development - space launch systems and satellites.- Brazil: Origins - the road to space.- Brazil: Development - space launch systems, space probes and satellites.- Brazil: Plans - the ultimate goal.- Israel: Small but efficient actor in space.- North Korea: The most secret country in space.- South Korea: New entrant for space systems.- Contrasts and comparisons.
Series Title: Springer Praxis books. Space exploration
Responsibility: Brian Harvey, Henk H.F. Smid and Theo Pirard.

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