The complete story of the U.S. Navy and the space program is told in this unique ebook compilation incorporating two authoritative history documents detailing both the Navy's involvement in the manned space program and its own vital military and defense satellite programs through 2009.
From the Sea to the Stars: A Chronicle of the U.S. Navy's Space and Space-related Activities, 1944-2009 (New Edition 2010) * Chapter 1 - The Navy Gets Involved in Space (1944-1961) * Chapter 2 - Satellites for Strategic Defense (1961-1970) * Chapter 3 - Navy Tactical Applications of Space Emerge in the 1970s * Chapter 4 - Maturing of Navy Space-based Tactical Support (1980-1991) * Chapter 5 - Navy Space Challenges: Uncertainty and Resolution (1992-2003) * Chapter 6 - Re-emergence of Navy Space in the Twenty-first Century (2004-2009)
Space and the United States Navy: This unique book by the U.S. Navy explores the role of the Navy in the early days of America's space program, from balloons to the flight of Alan Shepard in Mercury, through the Apollo lunar landing program. CONTENTS * Once a Fighter Pilot * To Leave the Earth * Settle Up — Settle Down * Navy Rocket Pioneers * Naval Research Laboratory * Rocket Power * Vanguard * The Navy's Role * Rocket Politics * Manned Space * Support Forces * The Jewels of Isabella * Topics and subjects covered: Balloons, zeppelins, astronaut Alan B. Shepard, Jr., Lt. Apollo Soucek, Thomas G. W. Settle, Robert Truax, Robert Goddard, Vanguard, Captain Robert Freitag, Regulus, Stratolab
Chapter 1 - The Navy Gets Involved in Space (1944-1961) * Early Navy Space Programs (1944-1958) * The Space Probes * Naval Research Laboratory's Space Probes * Applied Physics Laboratory's Space Probes * The Rockets * NRL's Viking Rockets * APL's Aerobee Rockets * Project PAMOR * Early Navy-Air Force Competition over Space Development * First Satellites in Orbit * The International Geophysical Year: 1957-1958 * Sputnik * Navy Launches its First Satellite—Vanguard * The U.S. Organizes Seriously for Space (1958-1961) * "Military" versus "Scientific" Satellites * National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) * Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) * The National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) * The Navy's Space Program Burgeons (1958-1961) * Communications Moon Relay (CMR) System * Origin of the Transit Navigation System * Navy's Pioneering Satellite Communications Relays * Passive Satellite Communications Relay (Echo) * Active Satellite Communications Relay (Score, Courier, and Advent) * Origin of the Navy's Covert Satellite Reconnaissance System (DYNO/GRAB/Tattletale) * Navy Project Tattletale: GRAB/DYNO—The World's First Reconnaissance Satellite * Navy Environmental Sensing Satellites in the 1950s * Navy Spacecraft Tracking Systems * APL's TRANET System * NRL's Minitrack System * The U.S. Naval Space Surveillance System (NAVSPASUR): "Space Fence" * Chapter 2 - Satellites for Strategic Defense (1961-1970) * A 1961 DoD Decision on Space Catches Navy by Surprise * Satellite Navigation Systems in the 1960s * The Transit Navigation System Goes Operational * Prototype Transit Satellites ("Oscar" Series) * Satellite Time Measurement/Passive Ranging * Navy Timation Program * Air Force 621B Program * The Tri-Service Navigation Satellite Executive Group * Navy's Role in Satellite Communications during the 1960s * Navy Organization in the 1960s for Satellite Communications * "Spy Ship" Communications (TRSSCOM) * Navy Plans for Using DSCS Satellites * The DSCS Satellites * Navy SHF Terminals for DSCS * Navy Communications Experiments with Commercial Satellites * Global Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) Considerations * Maritime Automated Ship Track-Enhanced Reporting (MASTER) * Office of Force Transformation (OFT) Space Initiatives * Operationally Responsive Space (ORS) Initiative * TacSats 183 * Establishment of ORS Office * Navy Space Science and Technology in the Twenty-first Century
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