Eccentric Orbits

Eccentric Orbits
Author: John Bloom
Release: 2016-06-07
Editor: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Pages: 560
ISBN: 9780802192820
Language: en
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“Good corporate drama . . . an enlightening narrative of how new communications infrastructures often come about.” —The Economist, “A Book of the Year 2016” In the early 1990s, Motorola developed a revolutionary satellite system called Iridium that promised to be its crowning achievement. Its constellation of 66 satellites in polar orbit was a mind-boggling technical accomplishment, surely the future of communication. The only problem was that Iridium the company was a commercial disaster. Only months after launching service, it was $11 billion in debt, burning through $100 million a month and crippled by baroque rate plans and agreements that forced calls through Moscow, Beijing, Fucino, Italy, and elsewhere. Bankruptcy was inevitable—the largest to that point in American history. And when no real buyers seemed to materialize, it looked like Iridium would go down as just a “science experiment.” That is, until Dan Colussy got a wild idea. Colussy, a former head of Pan-Am now retired and working on his golf game in Palm Beach, heard about Motorola’s plans to “de-orbit” the system and decided he would buy Iridium and somehow turn around one of the biggest blunders in the history of business. Impeccably researched and wonderfully told, Eccentric Orbits is a rollicking, unforgettable tale of technological achievement, business failure, the military-industrial complex, and one of the greatest deals of all time. “Deep reporting put forward with epic intentions . . . a story that soars and jumps and dives and digresses . . . [A] big, gutsy, exciting book.” —The Wall Street Journal, “A Top 10 Nonfiction Book of 2016” “Spellbinding . . . A tireless researcher, Bloom delivers a superlative history . . . A tour de force.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Stellar Rotation

Stellar Rotation
Author: Jean-Louis Tassoul
Release: 2000-04-13
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781139428323
Language: en
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Like the Earth and planets, stars rotate. Understanding how stars rotate is central to modelling their structure, formation and evolution, and how they interact with their environment and companion stars. This authoritative volume, first published in 2000, provides a lucid introduction to stellar rotation and the definitive reference to the subject. It combines theory and observation in a comprehensive survey of how the rotation of stars affects the structure and evolution of the Sun, single stars and close binaries. This book will be of primary interest to graduate students and researchers studying solar and stellar rotation and close binary systems. It will also appeal to those with a more general interest in solar and stellar physics, star formation, binary stars and the hydrodynamics of rotating fluids - including geophysicists, planetary scientists and plasma physicists.

The True Doctrine of Orbits

The True Doctrine of Orbits
Author: H. G. Rush
Release: 1887
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 135
ISBN: UOM:39015049796686
Language: en
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Motion of an Artificial Satellite in an Eccentric Gravitation Field

Motion of an Artificial Satellite in an Eccentric Gravitation Field
Author: Vladimir Grigorʹevich Demin
Release: 1970
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:39015042074982
Language: en
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Methods of Detecting Exoplanets

Methods of Detecting Exoplanets
Author: Valerio Bozza,Luigi Mancini,Alessandro Sozzetti
Release: 2016-04-12
Editor: Springer
Pages: 252
ISBN: 9783319274584
Language: en
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In this book, renowned scientists describe the various techniques used to detect and characterize extrasolar planets, or exoplanets, with a view to unveiling the “tricks of the trade” of planet detection to a wider community. The radial velocity method, transit method, microlensing method, and direct imaging method are all clearly explained, drawing attention to their advantages and limitations and highlighting the complementary roles that they can play in improving the characterization of exoplanets’ physical and orbital properties. By probing the planetary frequency at different distances and in different conditions, these techniques are helping astrophysicists to reconstruct the scenarios of planetary formation and to give robust scientific answers to questions regarding the frequency of potentially habitable worlds. Twenty years have passed since the discovery of a Jupiter-mass companion to a main sequence star other than the Sun, heralding the birth of extrasolar planetary research; this book fully conveys the exciting progress that has been achieved during the intervening period.

Prelaunch Analysis of High Eccentricity Orbits

Prelaunch Analysis of High Eccentricity Orbits
Author: Barbara E. Shute
Release: 1964
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 29
ISBN: UIUC:30112106633610
Language: en
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The New Philosophy

The New Philosophy
Author: Calvin Samuel Page
Release: 1913
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 808
ISBN: CHI:086623640
Language: en
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Binaries as Tracers of Stellar Formation

Binaries as Tracers of Stellar Formation
Author: Antoine Duquennoy,Michel Mayor
Release: 1992-11-26
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 306
ISBN: 0521433584
Language: en
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More than two-thirds of stars belong to multiple stellar systems. Binary stars are considered now as one of the best constraints on stellar formation models. Not only do binaries keep memory of their birth conditions but their orbit will also be subjected to changes by tidal effects, wind accretion and encounters in clusters. Certainly the correlation between orbital eccentricity and period is a clue to our understanding of double star history. These proceedings aim to disentangle evidence of stellar formation from later physical evolution. Each article in this 1992 volume is a paper that was read at a meeting organized to honour Dr Roger Griffin of the University of Cambridge for his pioneer work in galactic astronomy, dynamics of clusters and study on binary stars due to his cross-correlation technique to determine stellar radial velocities.

Baryonic Dark Matter

Baryonic Dark Matter
Author: D. Lynden-Bell,Gerry Gilmore
Release: 1990-03-31
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
Pages: 318
ISBN: 0792306996
Language: en
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The visible universe is a small perturbation on the material universe. Zwicky and Sinclair Smith in the 1930s gave evidence of invisible mass in the Coma and Virgo Clusters of Galaxies. Better optical data has only served to confound their critics and the X-ray data confirms that the gravitational potentials are many times larger than those predicted on the basis of the observed stars. Dynamical analyses of individual galaxies have found that significant extra mass is needed to explain their rotational velocities. On much larger scales, tens of megaparsecs, there is suggestive evidence that there is even more mass per unit luminosity. What is this non-luminous stuff of which the universe is made'? How much of it is there? Need there be only one kind of stuff? There are three basic possi bili ties:- all of it is ordinary (baryonic) matter, all of it is some other kind of (non-baryonic) matter, or some of it is baryonic and some is non-baryonic.

The Motion Evolution of Orbits and Origin of Comets

The Motion  Evolution of Orbits  and Origin of Comets
Author: G.A. Chebotarev,E.I. Kazimirchak-Polonskaya,B.G. Marsden
Release: 2012-12-06
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
Pages: 548
ISBN: 9789401028738
Language: en
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The many papers by Soviet authors have been translated into English by A. P. Kirillov, N. A. Nikiforova, E. A. Voronov, and others. Some of the papers were trans lated by the authors themselves. The discussion records have been prepared at the Institute for Theoretical Astronomy by V. K. Abalakin, N. A. Belyaev, A. P. Kirillov, V. A. Shor, E. A. Voronov, N. S. Yakhontova, and others. The three papers published in French have been carefully checked by B. Milet. The final editing has been done at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, and we thank J. H. Clark, P. D. Gregory, J. E. Kervick, and G. Warren for retyping much of the material. Our special thanks are due to the D. Reidel Publishing Company for the excellent care they have taken in printing these proceedings of IAU Symposium No. 45. G. A. CHEBOT AREV E. I. KAZIMIRCHAK-POLONSKA Y A B. G. MARSDEN INTRODUCTION The idea to organize a Symposium on 'The Motion, Evolution of Orbits, and Origin of Comets' dates back to the IAU thirteenth General Assembly, held in 1967 in Prague. Owing to the impossibility of completing during the General Assembly the discussion on the problem of orbital evolution of comets Professor G. A. Chebotarev, then the newly elected President of IAU Commission 20, initiated the organization of the international symposium in Leningrad where the full scope of cometary problems might be considered from the viewpoint of celestial mechanics.

Satellite Communication Systems Design

Satellite Communication Systems Design
Author: S. Tirró
Release: 1993-06-30
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
Pages: 880
ISBN: 0306441470
Language: en
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This systematic and highly readable work provides thorough coverage of background information, techniques and design criteria, and system economics. It provides systems engineers and students training for the aerospace industry with a practical, self-contained guide to the field.

A study of the spectrum of Zeta 1 Ursae Majoris

A study of the spectrum of Zeta 1 Ursae Majoris
Author: Laurence Hadley
Release: 1916
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 36
ISBN: UOM:39015039800100
Language: en
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Space Strategy

Space Strategy
Author: Jean-Luc Lefebvre
Release: 2017-03-10
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9781119413608
Language: en
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Strategy is the art of thinking about war before it occurs. Noting that space already plays a role in all of today’s wars, Space Strategy studies how conflicts are extending into this new domain. The book defines extra-atmospheric space and focuses on its varying features and constraints. By exploring the opportunities for action provided by different strategic positions, the book analyzes the most plausible combat scenarios from, against and within space. It explains the concepts of militarization, weaponization and martialization of space and shows how space systems constitute an essential component of information literacy – the key to power in the 21st Century. Space Strategy then demonstrates why our society, having become space-dependent, must take appropriate measures to develop its spatioresilience. Finally, the author summarizes his reflections in the form of a mnemonic listing twelve principles of space strategy. Completed by educational appendices and a glossary containing one thousand entries, Space Strategy meets the needs of students, researchers or any other reader curious about expanding their knowledge of strategy.

How to Invent Everything

How to Invent Everything
Author: Ryan North
Release: 2018-09-18
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9780735220164
Language: en
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An NPR Best Book of 2018 "How to Invent Everything is such a cool book. It's essential reading for anyone who needs to duplicate an industrial civilization quickly." --Randall Munroe, xkcd creator and New York Times-bestselling author of What If? The only book you need if you're going back in time What would you do if a time machine hurled you thousands of years into the past. . . and then broke? How would you survive? Could you improve on humanity's original timeline? And how hard would it be to domesticate a giant wombat? With this book as your guide, you'll survive--and thrive--in any period in Earth's history. Bestselling author and time-travel enthusiast Ryan North shows you how to invent all the modern conveniences we take for granted--from first principles. This illustrated manual contains all the science, engineering, art, philosophy, facts, and figures required for even the most clueless time traveler to build a civilization from the ground up. Deeply researched, irreverent, and significantly more fun than being eaten by a saber-toothed tiger, How to Invent Everything will make you smarter, more competent, and completely prepared to become the most important and influential person ever. You're about to make history. . . better.

NASA Technical Note

NASA Technical Note
Author: Anonim
Release: 1964
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 536
ISBN: UCAL:B3534271
Language: en
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Handbook of Satellite Orbits

Handbook of Satellite Orbits
Author: Michel Capderou
Release: 2014-04-23
Editor: Springer Science & Business
Pages: 922
ISBN: 9783319034164
Language: en
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Fifty years after Sputnik, artificial satellites have become indispensable monitors in many areas, such as economics, meteorology, telecommunications, navigation and remote sensing. The specific orbits are important for the proper functioning of the satellites. This book discusses the great variety of satellite orbits, both in shape (circular to highly elliptical) and properties (geostationary, Sun-synchronous, etc.). This volume starts with an introduction into geodesy. This is followed by a presentation of the fundamental equations of mechanics to explain and demonstrate the properties for all types of orbits. Numerous examples are included, obtained through IXION software developed by the author. The book also includes an exposition of the historical background that is necessary to help the reader understand the main stages of scientific thought from Kepler to GPS. This book is intended for researchers, teachers and students working in the field of satellite technology. Engineers, geographers and all those involved in space exploration will find this information valuable. Michel Capderou’s book is an essential treatise in orbital mechanics for all students, lecturers and practitioners in this field, as well as other aerospace systems engineers. —Charles Elachi, Director, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The Exoplanet Handbook

The Exoplanet Handbook
Author: Michael Perryman
Release: 2011-05-26
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781139498517
Language: en
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Exoplanet research is one of the most explosive subjects in astronomy today. More than 500 exoplanets are now known, and groups world-wide are actively involved in a broad range of observational and theoretical efforts. This book ties together these many avenues of investigation - from the perspectives of observation, technology and theory - to give a comprehensive, up-to-date review of the entire field. All areas of exoplanet investigation are covered, making it a unique and valuable guide for researchers in astronomy and planetary science, including those new to the field. It treats the many different techniques now available for exoplanet detection and characterisation, the broad range of underlying physics, the overlap with related topics in solar system and Earth sciences, and the concepts underpinning future developments. It emphasises the interconnection between the various fields and provides extensive references to more in-depth treatments and reviews.

Publications of the Observatory of the University of Michigan

Publications of the Observatory of the University of Michigan
Author: University of Michigan. Observatory
Release: 1916
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:39015030294956
Language: en
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Publications of the Astronomical Observatory of the University of Michigan

Publications of the Astronomical Observatory of the University of Michigan
Author: Anonim
Release: 1916
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 234
ISBN: HARVARD:32044078737624
Language: en
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Publications

Publications
Author: Detroit Observatory
Release: 1916
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 226
ISBN: UCAL:C2611243
Language: en
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