ERIC Number: ED127145
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Practical Applications of Space Systems.
National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Assembly of Engineering.
This report gives an overview of a study conducted by the Space Applications Board (SAB) on the practical applications of space systems. In this study, the SAB considered how the nation's space capability might be used to solve problems such as the shortage of food and energy; the improvement of the physical environment; inventorying and monitoring of the earth's land, water, and mineral resources; and limitation of the effects of natural disasters. To accomplish this, fourteen panels were formed to study various aspects of space applications. The work of nine of these panels is discussed: weather and climate; land use planning; agriculture, forest, and range; inland water resources; extractable resources; environmental quality; marine and maritime uses; uses of communications; and materials processing in space. Also discussed is the organizing capability needed for the transition stage in the evolution of space systems. (MH)
Descriptors: Aerospace Technology, Communications Satellites, Research, Science Education, Social Problems, Space Sciences, Technology
Space Applications Board, National Research Council, 2101 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20418 (free)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC.; National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Assembly of Engineering.
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