Space Programs Outside the United States

Space Programs Outside the United States

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Most people are familiar with NASA and the Soviet and then Russian space programs, but how many people have heard of the Austrian Space Agency? Space Ireland? SUPARCO of Pakistan? Space exploration and space-related scientific applications, far from being the province of the superpowers, are a worldwide effort and are developing in some seemingly unlikely places. Forty-two countries or groups of countries, besides the United States, have or have had active space programs. This near-comprehensive (American agencies, well documented elsewhere, are omitted) history of the world's space programs is full of detailed information. The heavily illustrated chapters, arranged alphabetically, describe each country's facilities; launch vehicles, rockets and satellites; major areas of research; and more.The ESAa#39;s Galileo will provide continuous service with navigation signals for life safety applications such as air traffic control, ... BNSC has also supported ESAa#39;s Artes 1 program, covering basic studies and investigations, as well as the Artes 4 ... As a part of the National Technology Program, AEA Technology developed the original lithium-ion battery technology that is ... as the supporting avionics systems used to communicate between Huygens and NASAa#39;s Cassini mission to Saturn.

Title:Space Programs Outside the United States
Author: Daphne Burleson
Publisher:McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub - 2005-01-01

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