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Europe's Space Programme: To Ariane and Beyond / Edition 1

Europe's Space Programme: To Ariane and Beyond / Edition 1

by Brian Harvey
     
 

ISBN-10: 1852337222

ISBN-13: 9781852337223

Pub. Date: 04/10/2003

Publisher: Springer London

In Europe's Space Programme - to Ariane and Beyond, author Brian Harvey begins with the fledgling European rocket effort of the 1930s and the key pioneers of the period, examining the significance of the V-2 and the technological advances represented by its development. He shows how the Russians and Americans put their captured V-2s to work, but the European

Overview

In Europe's Space Programme - to Ariane and Beyond, author Brian Harvey begins with the fledgling European rocket effort of the 1930s and the key pioneers of the period, examining the significance of the V-2 and the technological advances represented by its development. He shows how the Russians and Americans put their captured V-2s to work, but the European countries were slower to respond. Both Britain and France developed national space programmes in the 1950s and 1960s and the early attempts at European co-operation for launcher development - ELDO and ESRO - are described. The formation of the European Space Agency and the origins of the successful Ariane launcher programme are discussed and Europe's subsequent success in the world launcher market, its cutting-edge role in space applications and European manned spaceflight, are all described in detail.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781852337223
Publisher:
Springer London
Publication date:
04/10/2003
Series:
Springer Praxis Books / Space Exploration Series
Edition description:
2003
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.45(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents

Author's Introduction.- The First Real Rocket.- European Co-operaton - ELDO and ESTRO.- The National Programmes.- The European Space Agency.- Scientific & Applications Programmes.- European Manned Spaceflight.- The Future of Europe in Space.- Bibliography.- Websites.- List of European Space Landings.- Notes.

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