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Space of Service to Humanity : Preserving Earth and Improving Life - G. Haskell

Space of Service to Humanity

Preserving Earth and Improving Life

By: G. Haskell (Editor), M. J. Rycroft (Editor)

Paperback Published: 30th April 1997
ISBN: 9780792343448
Number Of Pages: 320

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This volume will appeal especially to those who wish to appreciate the breadth of space activities relevant to preserving the environment and to improving life on Earth for all humanity. A wide range of topics, including global concerns, Earth remote sensing, telecommunications and other space applications are examined from organizational, financial, technical and philosophical perspectives. A selection of papers which were presented at the first Annual Symposium organized by the International Space University is published here.

Acknowledgements
Foreword
Opening address
Keynote video address
Keynote address: Space and the Fate of Humanityp. 3
The Space Myth: When Apollo Flirts with Gaiap. 15
The European Space Agency's Work with Developing Countriesp. 23
International Space Cooperation for Service to Humanityp. 27
Space Activity and Comprehensive Securityp. 39
Objectives and Roles of Space Development for Social Challenges in the Post Cold War Erap. 49
Lessons Learned from the Viking Missions Which are Relevant to Mission to Planet Earthp. 65
The Australian Five Year Space Plan - Public Good, Commercial Benefits or Internationalization?p. 71
Serving Humanity Using Space: A Great Idea, But Who Pays the Bill?p. 79
Preface to the Proposal Summary of the 1995 Master of Space Studies (MSS) Team Design Projectp. 89
Space of Service to Humanity: Master of Space Studies 1995/96 Team Design Project Proposal Summaryp. 91
Report on Panel Discussion 1: Global Issuesp. 95
Past, Present and Future Benefits of the ESA Earth Observation Programmesp. 101
A Plan for a Global Disaster Observation Satellite System (GDOS)p. 121
Application of Remote Sensing and Importance of Satellite Communications in a National Meteorological Services Agencyp. 139
Promoting the Use of Meteosat for Supporting Sustainable Development in Africap. 147
Commercial High-Resolution Imagery from Space as a New Information Service to Humanity: A Video Addressp. 157
Keynote address: INPE's Space Activities: Its Way of Putting Space of Service to Humanityp. 159
Environmental Management in Developing Countries: Remote Sensing Case Studiesp. 165
Role of Remote Sensing and GIS for Environmentally Sound and Sustainable Developmentp. 179
Limitations to the Use of Remote Sensing Technology in Kenyap. 187
A Proposal on Improved Precipitation Estimates by Satellite and Conventional Methods for Agricultural Planning in Nigeriap. 197
Report on Panel Discussion 2: Remote Sensingp. 205
New Strategies for Telecommunications Developmentp. 209
Exploration of the Equatorial LEO Orbit for Communication and Other Applicationsp. 217
Future Development of a Global Space Information and Communications Infrastructurep. 229
Report on Panel Discussion 3: Telecommunicationsp. 245
Proposal to Apply Results of NASA-Sponsored Research for Space Operations to Improve the Quality and Quantity of Goods and Servicesp. 249
Matching Space-Related Intellectual Property Rights to Space Industry Needsp. 261
Integrating Wireless Power Transportation and Solar Power Systems Studies and Societyp. 271
Impact of Space Medicine Experimentation on Terrestrial Medical/Clinical Applications - The Austrian Experiencep. 277
Utilization of Satellite Communications, Remote Sensing, and Space Imagery Data for Wind Power Resource Mapping in Developing Countriesp. 289
Prelude to a New Space Renaissancep. 299
Report on Panel Discussion 4: The Way Forwardp. 319
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ISBN: 9780792343448
ISBN-10: 0792343441
Series: Mathematics and Its Applications
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 30th April 1997
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 29.69 x 21.01  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.82