Space supporting Africa : volume 2: education and healthcare as priority areas in achieving the united nations sustainable development goals 2030 / Froehlich A (Author); Kotze C (Author); Siebrits A (Author); Froehlich A (). - [S.l.] : SpringerWienNewYork, 2021. - xxxi, 205 p.: col. ill. .
Includes bibliographical references. - ISBN 978-3-030-61779-0.
This book addresses the need to support decision-makers across Africa by promoting awareness of the importance of space technologies and data to African development through the presentation of existing examples where space supports education and healthcare, and by making recommendations for further roll-out of these efforts. This is necessary because of the enduring misconception that space-related research and expenditure competes with other, more pressing, needs on the continent, when in truth space can play a major role in meeting these needs.
Accordingly, the book unpacks the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030 and the critical needs they address in the African context. Secondly, it provides an analysis of the African higher education landscape and considers the network of higher education-related SDGs, their targets, and their indicators. Africa's own development plan, Agenda 2063, is also explored. The African higher education landscape is then assessed by way of three models - the Space-Education Equation (SEE), the Benefits to Education by Space Transection (BEST), and the Enhanced Education for Sustainable Development Access and Success (EESDAS) model. The critical role of educational technologies and e-learning in bridging the educational access and success gap is appraised, as is the role of the space sector, and its technologies, applications, and data in African higher education. Finally, it explores e-health and provides an analysis of pertinent technologies required by e-health, past and present, and the opportunities and challenges it presents. Space technology can play a critical role in eliminating the barriers that are currently preventing e-health from playing a more significant role in a developing region such as sub-Saharan Africa.
"The Polar regions are the 'canary in the coal mine' of climate change: they are likely to be hit the hardest and fastest. This comprehensive textbook provides an accessible introduction to the scientific study of polar environments against a backdrop of climate change and the wider global environment. The book assembles diverse information on polar environmental characteristics in terrestrial and oceanic domains, and describes the ongoing changes in climate, the oceans, and components of the cryosphere. Recent significant changes in the polar region caused by global warming are explored: shrinking Arctic sea ice, thawing permafrost, accelerating loss of mass from glaciers and ice sheets, and rising ocean temperatures. These rapidly changing conditions are discussed in the context of the paleoclimatic history of the polar regions from the Eocene to the Anthropocene. Future projections for these regions during the 21st Century are discussed. The text is illustrated with many color figures and tables, and includes further reading lists, review questions for each chapter, and a glossary"--
The development and application of china's remote sensing satellites / Ruzhong H (Author); Xueping L (Author); Liangcai C (Author); Hu L (Author). - [S.l.] : Royal Collins Publishing Group, 2020. - xxvi, 400 p.: ill. 24 cm.
China is one of the world's largest users of remote sensing satellite applications. This book provides a systematic introduction to the latest developments in China's domestic remote sensing satellites as well as their ground systems, industry applications, regional applications, technological research, and policy making. In this volume, readers will find a comprehensive overview of the characteristics, reception, and distribution of China's resource satellites, meteorological satellites, marine satellites, and high-resolution satellites, alongside a summary of the outcomes and benefits of its domestic remote sensing satellites in various fields and regions. Compiled by the Professional Committee of the Satellite Application of the Chinese Society of Astronautics, the Expert Committee of the China Association for Remote Sensing Applications, the Environmental Remote Sensing Branch of the China Association for Remote Sensing Applications, the Urban and Environmental Science College at Beijing University, and the China Satellite Global Service Alliance, this book serves as one of the best reference books for understanding China's global remote sensing industry.
This introduction to research methods provides students and researchers with unrivaled coverage of both quantitative and qualitative methods, making it invaluable for anyone embarking on social research.
This volume deals with key issues of the space economy, defined as the full range of activities and the use of resources that create value and benefits for human beings in the course of exploring, researching, understanding, managing and utilizing space. These topics are treated from an economic perspective, with particular attention paid to the development of knowledge, as well as the set-up of technologies with high industrial impacts. The book, thus, provides a new and wider interpretation of the space economy, focusing on the (tangible) returns of the investments made in the space industry since the Space Race
SpaceX promise to revolutionise space exploration and provide everyone the means to travel to new worlds. This is their story, all they have accomplished so far as they inexorably open the high frontier. How they survived perilous straits to emerge as the most popular, innovative and influential launch company in the world. SpaceX are destined to colonise Mars and developing the technology to make this possible right now.
This book presents technologies and solutions related to the test and launch control of rockets and other vehicles, and offers the first comprehensive and systematic introduction to the contributions of the Chinese Long March (Chang Zheng in Chinese, or abbreviated as CZ) rockets in this field.
In Space 2.0, space historian Rod Pyle, in collaboration with the National Space Society, will give you an inside look at the next few decades of spaceflight and long-term plans for exploration, utilization, and settlement. No longer the exclusive domain of government entities such as NASA and other national agencies, space exploration is rapidly becoming privatized, with entrepreneurial startups building huge rocket boosters, satellites, rocket engines, asteroid probes, prospecting craft, and even commercial lunar cargo landers to open this new frontier. Research into ever more sophisticated propulsion and life support systems will soon enable the journey to Mars and destinations deeper in our solar system. As these technologies continue to move forward, there are virtually no limits to human spaceflight and robotic exploration.
Critical space infrastructures : risk, resilience and complexity / / Georgescu A (Author); Gheorghe A (Author); Katina P (Author); Piso M (Author). - Cham : Springer, 2019. - xxiii, 351 p.: 108 illustrations, 95 illustrations in color .
Includes bibliographical references. - ISBN 978-3-030-12603-2.
This book introduces readers to the topical area of CSI: critical space infrastructure, which is defined as an emerging domain of systems-of-systems encompassing hardware, workforce, environment, facilities, business and organizational entities. Further, it includes unmanned air systems, satellites, rockets, space probes, and orbital stations, and involves multi-directional interactions essential for maintenance of vital societal functions (id est, health, safety, economic and social well-being), the loss or disruption of which would have significant impact on virtually any nation. The topics covered include the main elements of CSI, CSI taxonomy, effects of CSI on other infrastructure systems, establishing quantitative and qualitative parameters, global and national effects of CSI failure, cascading disruptive phenomena, chilling effects in various fields, CSI protection, deliberate threats to space systems (e.g., electromagnetic pulse attacks), space governance, and a path forward for CSI research. Modern society is highly dependent on the continuous operation of critical infrastructure systems for the supply of crucial goods and services including, among others, the power supply, drinking water supply, and transportation systems; yet space systems - which are critical enablers for several commercial, scientific and military applications - are rarely discussed. This book addresses this gap.
"The capacity to endure is the key trait that underlies great performance in virtually every field--from a 100-meter sprint to a 100-mile ultramarathon, from summiting Everest to acing final exams or completing any difficult project. But what if we all can go farther, push harder, and achieve more than we think we're capable of? Blending cutting-edge science and gripping storytelling in the spirit of Malcolm Gladwell--who contributes the book's foreword--award-winning journalist Alex Hutchinson reveals that a wave of paradigm-altering research over the past decade suggests the seemingly physical barriers you encounter as set as much by your brain as by your body. This means the mind is the new frontier of endurance--and that the horizons of performance are much more elastic than we once thought. But, of course, it's not "all in your head." For each of the physical limits that Hutchinson explores--pain, muscle, oxygen, heat, thirst, fuel--he carefully disentangles the delicate interplay of mind and body by telling the riveting stories of men and women who've pushed their own limits in extraordinary ways. The longtime "Sweat Science" columnist for Outside and Runner's World, Hutchinson, a former national-team long-distance runner and Cambridge-trained physicist, was one of only two reporters granted access to Nike's top-secret training project to break the two-hour marathon barrier, an extreme quest he traces throughout the book. But the lessons he draws from shadowing elite athletes and from traveling to high-tech labs around the world are surprisingly universal. Endurance, Hutchinson writes, is "the struggle to continue against a mounting desire to stop"--And we're always capable of pushing a little farther."--Publisher's description.
"Since the Cold War, outer space has become of strategic importance for nations looking to seize the ultimate high ground. World powers establishing a presence there must consider, among other things, how they will conduct warfare in orbit. Leaders must dispense with "Buck Rogers" notions about operations in space and realize that policies there will have serious ramifications for their success in geopolitics. How should nations view space? How should they fight there? What would space warfare look like and how should strategists approach it? Offering critical observations regarding this unique theater of international relations, a military professional explores the strategic implications as human affairs move beyond Earth's atmosphere."--
"This third edition covers the most recent advances incorporated since the publication of the previous book, relating to the acquisition and interpretation of remotely-sensed data. It includes updated EO missions, such as the third generations of geostationary meteorological satellites, the new polar orbiting platforms (Suomi), the ESA Sentinels program, and high-resolution commercial systems. Low-altitude sensing systems and improved coverage of digital techniques used to extract environmental information from remote sensing will be included as well; particularly, new machine learning classification techniques. Extended coverage of radar and LIDAR processing methods will also be included"--
Satellite-based Earth observation : trends and challenges for economy and society / Rinner A (Editor); Brunner C (Editor); Königsberger G (Editor); Mayer H (Editor). - [S.l.] : Cham, Switzerland : Springer, 2018. - xxiii, 288 p.: col. ill. 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index. - ISBN 978-3-319-74805-4.
The book focuses on the topic of trends and challenges with regards to satellite-based earth observation. Contributors include legal experts in the field and representatives from institutions such as the European Space Agency, the European Space Policy Institute, academia and the private sector.
For a long time what we now know as 'space' was inaccessible to humans, not because it was at a height which was unattainable without the least astronautical technology or principles, but because of the cosmic and dualistic representation of reality. Humans were relegated to the centre, to a sort of ëcesspití of imperfection, alteration, incompleteness and finally death. Around them were crystal spheres which held the planets and starsóimmutable, eternal and perfectóa domain which was completely off-limits to humans, unless they had discarded their carnal envelope, either through a mystical experience or after death.
Human spaceflight operations : lessons learned from 60 years in space / Chamitoff G (Editor); Rao Vadali S (Editor). - Reston, VA : American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2021. - 1 online resource (xv, 679 p.): .
Includes bibliographical references and index. - ISBN 978-1-62410-477-0.
"The purpose of 'Human spaceflight operations : lessons learned from 60 years in space' is to share collective experience on human spaceflight operations. The lessons learned are applicable to anyone working in the space industry as part of a current or future national or international space program, private space enterprise, human, or robotic mission. The book's chapters cover the primary technical disciplines related to spaceflight operations. In each case, the essential concepts and evolution of the systems and technology are discussed in some detail, but the focus is on how spaceflight operations are performed. Lessons learned are derived from incidents that occurred during actual space missions. Some of these lessons are explained directly by the astronauts who experienced them firsthand"