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Abeelen, Luc van den

Spaceplane HERMES

Abeelen, Luc van den - Spaceplane HERMES, ebook

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Table of contents

1. Origins: Re-entry Vehicles and Orbital Factories (1946–1983)
Luc van den Abeelen

2. Getting Serious: CNES Develops a Concept (1983–1985)
Luc van den Abeelen

3. One or the Other: Selecting the Prime Contractor (1985)
Luc van den Abeelen

4. Safety Rethink: The Challenger Accident (1986)
Luc van den Abeelen

5. The Road Not Taken: CNES Decides Against Maia (1987)
Luc van den Abeelen

6. The Hague: Adoption by ESA (1987–1988)
Luc van den Abeelen

7. Ever Growing: Hermes Gains a Module (1988–1989)
Luc van den Abeelen

8. Competition and the Others: Spacecraft from Around the World
Luc van den Abeelen

9. Shifting Priorities: Equipment Relocations (1989–1990)
Luc van den Abeelen

10. The Transatlantic Scene: Freedom Struggles, Columbus and the DoD
Luc van den Abeelen

11. Buying Time: The six-month Extension of Phase 1 (1990)
Luc van den Abeelen

12. Outside Influence: The Costly Fall of the Berlin Wall (1990–1991)
Luc van den Abeelen

13. Change at Munich: Stretching the Imagination (1991)
Luc van den Abeelen

14. Scaling Down: X-2000 and Russia to the Rescue (1991–1992)
Luc van den Abeelen

15. Grenada: The End of the Road (1992)
Luc van den Abeelen

16. Descendants: Of Astronauts and Wings
Luc van den Abeelen

17. Space Freighter for ISS: The Promise of ATV
Luc van den Abeelen

18. Hermes’ Legacy: A Continued Mission of Sorts
Luc van den Abeelen

19. Keeping in Touch: The DRS Satellites and Mission Control
Luc van den Abeelen

20. Staying Cool: The Thermal Protection System
Luc van den Abeelen

21. In Orbit Infrastructure: Platforms and Space Stations
Luc van den Abeelen

22. Learning to Fly: Astronauts and Their Training
Luc van den Abeelen

23. Inside and Out: The Space Suits and Escape Systems
Luc van den Abeelen

24. Lift-Off and Getting Home Safely: Preparation, Launch and Landing Facilities
Luc van den Abeelen

25. Looking Back: The Hermes Experience
Luc van den Abeelen

26. Afterword
Luc van den Abeelen

Keywords: Popular Science, Popular Science in Technology, Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics), History of Science

Author(s)
Publisher
Springer
Publication year
2017
Language
en
Edition
1
Series
Springer Praxis Books
Page amount
22 pages
Categories
Natural Sciences
 
Technology, Energy, Traffic
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9783319444727
Printed ISBN
978-3-319-44470-3

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