China in Space [electronic resource] : The Great Leap Forward / by Brian Harvey.
Contributor(s): SpringerLink (Online service)Material type: TextSeries: Springer Praxis Books: Publisher: New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer, 2013Description: XV, 399 p. 149 illus., 109 illus. in color. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781461450436Subject(s): Engineering | Space sciences | Astronomy | Aerospace engineering | Astronautics | Engineering | Aerospace Technology and Astronautics | Popular Science in Astronomy | Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences | Física y Astronomía | Física y AstronomíaAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 629.1 LOC classification: TL787-4050.22Online resources: Texto completo
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The First Chinese Space Station -- Medieval Rockets to First Satellites -- The Program -- Expanding the Space Program -- Recoverable Satellites -- Applying the Space Program -- The Big Leaf Forward: Manned Spaceflight -- To the Moon and Mars -- Chinese Ambitions in Space.
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 - The Great Leap Forward, 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. This book 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.