Spaceplane HERMES: Europe's Dream of Independent Manned Spaceflight

Spaceplane HERMES: Europe's Dream of Independent Manned Spaceflight

2016 | ISBN: 3319444700 | English | 588 Pages | PDF | 21 MB

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.


[Fast Download] Spaceplane HERMES: Europe's Dream of Independent Manned Spaceflight

Ebooks related to "Spaceplane HERMES: Europe's Dream of Independent Manned Spaceflight" :
Solar System Astrophysics: Background Science and the Inner Solar System, 2nd edition
The Van Allen Probes Mission
The Soyuz Launch Vehicle: The Two Lives of an Engineering Triumph
The Great Canoes in the Sky: Starlore and Astronomy of the South Pacific
Nuclear Space Power and Propulsion Systems
The Astronomical Tables of Giovanni Bianchini
Goldilocks and the Water Bears: The Search for Life in the Universe
Astrophysics in a Nutshell
The Earth as a Distant Planet: A Rosetta Stone for the Search of Earth-Like Worlds
Night Sky: A Guide To Field Identification
Copyright Disclaimer:
This site does not store any files on its server. We only index and link to content provided by other sites. Please contact the content providers to delete copyright contents if any and email us, we'll remove relevant links or contents immediately.