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ERIC Number: ED070566
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 235
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Navy Space and Astronautics Orientation.
Herron, R. G.
Fundamental concepts of the spatial environment, technologies, and applications are presented in this manual prepared for senior officers and key civilian employees. Following basic information on the atmosphere, solar system, and intergalactic space, a detailed review is included of astrodynamics, rocket propulsion, bioastronautics, auxiliary spacecraft survival systems, and atmospheric entry. Subsequently there is an analysis of naval space facilities, and satellite applications, especially those of naval interests, are discussed with a background of launch techniques, spatial data gathering, communications programs, observation techniques, measurements by geodetic and navigation systems. Included is a description of space defense and future developments of both national and international space programs. Moreover, commercial systems are mentioned, such as the 85-pound Early Bird (Intelsat I), Intelsat II series, global Intelsat III series, and Soviet-made "Molniya" satellites. The total of 29 men and one woman orbiting the earth in 1961-67 are tabulated in terms of their names, flight series, launching dates, orbit designations, orbiting periods, stand-up periods, and extra vehicular activity records. Besides numerous illustrations, a list of significant space launches and a glossary of special terms are included in the manual appendices along with two tables of frequency band designation. (CC)
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Authoring Institution: Naval Personnel Program Support Activity, Washington, DC.; Bureau of Naval Personnel, Washington, DC.