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Something New Under the Sun By Helen Gavaghan

Something New Under the Sun by Helen Gavaghan

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In this, the first history of artificial satellites and their uses, Helen Gavaghan shows how the idea of putting an object in orbit around the earth changed from science fiction to indispensable technology in the twinkling of an eye.

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Something New Under the Sun: Satellites and the Beginning of the Space Age by Helen Gavaghan

In this, the first history of artificial satellites and their uses, Helen Gavaghan shows how the idea of putting an object in orbit around the earth changed from science fiction to indispensable technology in the twinkling of an eye. Focusing on three major areas of development - navigational satellites, communications, and weather observation and forecasting - Gavaghan tells the remarkable inside story of how obscure men and women, often laboring under strict secrecy, made satellite technology possible.
"...a gripping read." -NEW SCIENTIST

Table of Contents

Prologue The Seed.- One New Moon.- Two Cocktails and the Blues.- Three Follow That Moon.- Four The Space Age.- 1 Navigation.- Five Polaris and Transit.- Six Heady Days.- Seven Pursuit of Orbit.- Eight FromSputnik IIto Transit.- Nine Kershner's Roulette.- Ten The Realities of Space Exploration.- Eleven Move Over, Sputnik.- 2 Meteorology.- Twelve A Time of Turbulence.- Thirteen The Bird's-Eye View.- Fourteen Keep it Simple, Suomi.- Fifteen Storm Patrol.- 3 Communications.- Sixteen The Players.- Seventeen Of Moons and Balloons.- Eighteen Telstar.- Nineteen The Whippersnapper.- Twenty Syncom.- Twenty-One Epilogue.- Chronology.- Notes and Sources.

Additional information

GOR002671090
9780387949147
0387949143
Something New Under the Sun: Satellites and the Beginning of the Space Age by Helen Gavaghan
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
1997-11-01
300
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