The Rebirth of the Russian Space Program: 50 Years After Sputnik, New Frontiers

Paperback | May 10, 2007

byBrian Harvey

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This, fifty years after Sputnik, is the definitive book on the Russian space program. The author covers all the key elements of the current Russian space program, including both manned and unmanned missions. He examines the various types of unmanned applications programs as well as the crucial military program, and even analyzes the infrastructure of production, launch centres and tracking. You'll also find discussion of the commercialization of the program and its relationship with western companies. Russia's current space experiment is also put in a comparative global context. Strong emphasis is placed on Russia's future space intentions and on new programs and missions in prospect.

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This, fifty years after Sputnik, is the definitive book on the Russian space program. The author covers all the key elements of the current Russian space program, including both manned and unmanned missions. He examines the various types of unmanned applications programs as well as the crucial military program, and even analyzes the in...

Author of 'Race into space - the Soviet space programme' (1988), 'The new Russian space programme' (1994), 'Russia in space - the failed frontier?' (2001), 'Two roads into space - the Japanese and Indian space programmes' (1998), 'The Chinese space programme - from conception to future capabilities' (1997), 'The Chinese space programme...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 6.69 × 9.45 × 0.27 inPublished:May 10, 2007Publisher:Springer New YorkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387713549

ISBN - 13:9780387713540

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Table of Contents

Almost the End.- Building the International Space Station.- Unmanned Programmes.- Military Programmes.- Launchers and Engines.- Launch Sites.- Organization.- The New Frontier.- List of Launchings 1991 - 2006.- Bibliography.- Glossary.