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China in Space The Great Leap Forward

By: Brian Harvey(Author)
242 pages, 109 colour & 40 b/w illustrations
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
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The 21st century has seen the emergence, after the Soviet Union and the United States, of the third great space superpower: China. Here, in China in Space, Brian Harvey takes a contemporary look at the new Chinese space program.

China has already launched its first space station, Tiangong; has sent its first spacecraft to the Moon, the Chang e; and has plans to send spaceships to Mars and further afield. China's annual launch rate has already overtaken those of both Europe and the United States. Huge new production plants and launch centers are under construction, to build and launch the new family of Long March 5, 6, and 7 rockets. In Roadmap 2050, the Academy of Sciences indicates that China intends to be the leading spacefaring nation by mid-century, with bases on the Moon and Mars.

China in Space gives an informed, fully up-to-date commentary on all aspects of the Chinese space program, including its history, development, technology, missions, and the personalities involved. It lists all the Chinese launches, missions, and terminology, going behind the press releases to draw on hitherto unused scientific papers and sources. China in Space is a unique, forward-looking account of the Chinese space program, covering its full range of missions: manned, communications, scientific, military, technology-testing, and lunar.
 

Contents

- The First Chinese Space Station
- Medieval Rockets to First Satellites
- The Program
- Expanding the Space Program
- Recoverable Satellites
- Applying the Space Program
- The Big Leap Forward: Manned Spaceflight
- To the Moon and Mars
- Chinese Ambitions in Space

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Biography

Brian Harvey is an established Praxis author of many books in the Springer-Praxis Space Exploration program on the Russian, Chinese, Indian, Japanese, European space programs. He was the Editor of the Space Exploration 2007 annual and is Joint Editor of Space Exploration 2008 trivia. He has written many articles for Spaceflight magazine, Orbit, Astronomy and Space and the Journal of the British Interplanetary Society and regular broadcasts on spaceflight for RTE, the BBC and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

By: Brian Harvey(Author)
242 pages, 109 colour & 40 b/w illustrations
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
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