China's Space Program - From Conception to Manned Spaceflight

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Springer Science & Business Media, 15 июл. 2004 г. - Всего страниц: 349
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This book is designed for publication straight after the launch of China's first manned spacecraft. The precursor mission, Shenzhou, flew unmanned in November 1999, in line with the predictions of The Chinese Space Programme: From Conception to Future Capabilities (1998) the first edition of this retitled book. China's Space Program: From Conception to Manned Spaceflight builds on the 1998 title to take account of the first manned flight in October 2003. It also brings the reader up to date with other developments in the Chinese space programme over from 1998 to the manned flight and looks forward to China's future plans and ambitions.
 

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THE FLIGHT OF YANG LIWEI
1
THE FIERY DRAGON
15
DONG FANG HONG THE EAST IS RED
37
EXPANDING THE SPACE PROGRAMME
67
COMMUNICATIONS AND CONSPIRACIES
95
APPLYING THE SPACE PROGRAMME
135
BEHIND THE SCENES
167
LAUNCH CENTRES ROCKETS AND ENGINES
195
SHUGUANGS FALSE DAWN
239
THE SHENZHOU MISSIONS
257
THE FUTURE OF CHINA IN SPACE
291
List of Chinese satellite launchings
319
Glossaries
329
Index
339
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Author of 'Race into space - the Soviet space programme' (1988), 'The new Russian space programme' (1994), 'Russia in space - the failed frontier?' (2001), 'Two roads into space - the Japanese and Indian space programmes' (1998), 'The Chinese space programme - from conception to future capabilities' (1997), 'The Chinese space programme - from conception to manned spaceflight' (2004), 'Europe's space programme' (2003), 'Two roads to the moon' (with Dave Shayler)(forthcoming), 'Russian planetary exploration' (forthcoming), 'Latest in space 2007' (forthcoming), all Praxis titles. Writer on articles on spaceflight for Astronomy Now, Orbit, Spaceflight, Journal of the British Interplanetary Society (JBIS), Space Chronicle, Astronomy & Space, Sunday Press, Quest, Irish Independent. Broadcaster for RTE, BBC (Radio 4, World Service), Canadian Broadcasting.

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