Discovering the Cosmos with Small Spacecraft: The American Explorer Program

Discovering the Cosmos with Small Spacecraft: The American Explorer Program

by Brian Harvey

Paperback(1st ed. 2018)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319681382
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 11/27/2017
Series: Springer Praxis Books
Edition description: 1st ed. 2018
Pages: 284
Sales rank: 1,035,014
Product dimensions: 6.61(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

About the Author

Brian Harvey is a writer and broadcaster on spaceflight, with his first articles dating back to the early 1970s. He has written for Spaceflight, Orbit, Astronomy & Space, Hibernia, Quest, Astronomy Now and the Irish Independent. He has broadcast on the BBC World Service and contributed to television programs in Denmark (closed life support systems) and Australia (Japanese space program). His first book was Race into Space (Ellis Horwood,1988), a history of the Soviet space program. This was followed by other books for Praxis on the Russian space program, including the most recent Russian Space Probes, coauthored by Olga Zakutnyaya.


Harvey has written three histories of the Chinese space program, with one currently awaiting publication, and has also written histories of the European, Japanese and Indian space programs. He contributed a chapter to Dominic Phelan's Space Sleuths book, and most recently, a chapter on the Cosmos 5 mission was published in the Yuri Galperin 80 years memorial volume by the Academy of Sciences in Moscow.

Table of 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.

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