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Spaceplane Hermes

Author : Luc van den Abeelen
ISBN : 9783319444727
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This is the first comprehensive book on the European Hermes program. It tells the fascinating story of how Europe aimed for an independent manned spaceflight capability which was to complement US and Soviet/Russian space activities. In 1975, France decided to expand its plans for automated satellites for materials processing to include the development of a small 10 ton spaceplane to be launched on top of a future heavy-lifting Ariane rocket. This Hermes spaceplane would give Europe its own human spaceflight capability for shuttling crews between Earth and space stations. The European Space Agency backed the proposal. Unfortunately, after detailed studies, the project was cancelled in 1993. If Hermes had been introduced into service, it could have become the preferred "space taxi" for ferrying crews to and from the International Space Station. But that opportunity was lost. This book provides the first look of the complete story of and reasons for the demise of this ambitious program. It also gives an account which pieces of Hermes survived and are active in the 2nd decade of the 21st century. This fascinating story will be a great read for space enthusiasts. But it will also serve as a comprehensive documentation of an important episode in the history of manned spaceflight.
Category: Technology & Engineering


Author : Arlene Allan
ISBN : 9781351012218
Genre : History
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Hermes redresses the gap in modern English scholarship on this fascinating and complex god, presenting its readers with an introduction to Hermes’ social, religious and political importance through discussions of his myths, iconography and worship. It also brings together in one place an integrated survey of his reception and interpretation in contemporaneous neighbouring cultures in antiquity as well as discussion of his reception in the post-classical periods up to the present day. This volume is an invaluable resource for anyone wanting to explore the many facets of Hermes’ myth, worship and reception.
Category: History

Aerospace Plane Technology

Author : United States. General Accounting Office
ISBN : UIUC:30112033976702
Genre : Aeronautics
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Category: Aeronautics

Annuaire Europeen 1988 European Yearbook 1988

Author : P. Drillien
ISBN : 0792304179
Genre : Political Science
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The European Yearbook has expanded over the years in keeping with the role played by European institutions compared with national ones. It is an indispensable work of reference for anyone dealing with these institutions, which have become so numerous & varied that no-one can possibly memorise all their acronyms or functions. The European Yearbook provides aids for finding one's way through the labyrinth of these organisations which coordinate a variety of activities in over 20 countries. One of the aids is an 'organisation chart' at the beginning of the documentary section, giving a clear picture of the general situation. A perusal of the many contributions in the volume organisation by organisation, shows the full diversity of the activities which Europe is gradually taking over from national governments, with their consent & financial support. Written in both of the Council of Europe's official languages, English & French, the European Yearbook also contains a general index by subject & name which constitutes a very valuable list of articles & provides direct access to the work's subject matter, regardless of the particular organisation concerned, offering a kind of cross-section of the activities of European organisations.
Category: Political Science

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ISBN : PSU:000017405430
Genre : Astronautics
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Category: Astronautics

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ISBN : PSU:000017405478
Genre : Astronautics
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Category: Astronautics

Readers Guide To Periodical Literature

Author : Anna Lorraine Guthrie
ISBN : UCAL:B3615953
Genre : Periodicals
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An author subject index to selected general interest periodicals of reference value in libraries.
Category: Periodicals

Aerospace Century Xxi

Author : American Astronautical Society
ISBN : 0877032769
Genre : Astronautics
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Category: Astronautics

Bulletin Ase

Author : European Space Agency
ISBN : MINN:31951P01060438U
Genre : Astronautics
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Category: Astronautics

New Scientist

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ISBN : CHI:40055958
Genre : Science
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Category: Science

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ISBN : PSU:000021911385
Genre : Astronautics
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Category: Astronautics