|Title:||The Chinese space program : from conception to future capabilities|
|Publisher:||Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, 1998|
|Series:||Wiley - Praxis series in space science and technology|
|ISBN / ISSN / EAN :||978-0-471-97588-5|
|Bibliography note:||Includes bibliographical references and index|
|Subjects:||Astronautics--China ; China ; Space policy|
In "The Chinese space programme: from conception to future capabilities", Brian Harvey traces the origins and development of the Chinese space programme. He records how the The Chinese Communist leadership recruited scientists expelled from the United States to build a programme to match those of the Americans and Russians. He describes the political turmoil which then interrupted the development of the programme -the great leap forward, the cultural revolution, political reorganization and diplomatic isolation. Not until 1970 did China launch its first satellite, Dong Fang Hong ("The East is Red").
The author outlines how China has since developed a space programme comprising over 50 scientific probes, recoverable cabins, weather and commmunications satellites. China has built a family of launchers in the Long March series, constructed three launch sites and developed a formidable infrastructure of space facilities. Chinese launchers have made a modest impact on the world commercial launcher market. The author looks forward to Chinese plans to put cosmonauts in space and become the world's third great space power.
This is the first comprehensive account of the Chinese space programme. Brian Harvey describes the history of the programme, assesses its current capabilities and standards and outlines its plans for the future. Glossaries and key dates are provided as well as technical information on Chinese launchers and satellites.
Copies in the Library (2)
|Barcode||Call number||Media type||Location||Section||Status||Donated by||Digital Bookplate|
|005546||TL789.8.C6.H37 1998||Book||ISU Library||Main collection||Available|
|006494||TL789.8.C6.H37 1998||Book||ISU Library||Main collection||Available|