|Title:||The Japanese and Indian space programmes : two roads into space|
|Publisher:||New York, NY : Springer, 2000|
|Series:||Springer-Praxis books in astronomy and space sciences|
|ISBN / ISSN / EAN :||978-1-85233-199-3|
|Bibliography note:||Includes bibliographical references and index|
|Subjects:||Astronautics and state--India ; Astronautics--Japan ; Space policy--Japan ; Space program--Japan|
"The Japanese and Indian Space Programmes" tells the story of two nations and the contrasting development of their space programmes.
Japan became the fourth nation in space in 1970, having begun its commitment to a space programme as early as the 1950s. Since then, Japan has become one of the most successful spacefaring nations, having flown space probes to the Moon, Mars and comet Halley.
India's space programme is a unique attempt to put space research at the service of economic development. India has built rockets to place in orbit sophisticated satellites for use in weather forecasting, cyclone warning, Earth resources observations, communications and basic education.
Asia will be the leading region for space development in the early 21st century. This book compares and contrasts the Japanese and Indian space programmes, how they have developed and how they are likely to proceed in the future. It tells the story of the visionaries, the scientists and the engineers, with their successes, adventures, disappointments and dreams.
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|Barcode||Call number||Media type||Location||Section||Status||Donated by||Digital Bookplate|
|006996||TL789.8.J3.H37 2000||Book||ISU Library||Main collection||Available|