Post-Launch Calibration of Satellite Sensors:Proceedings of the International Workshop on Radiometric and Geometric Calibration, December 2003, Mississippi, USA. Stanley A. Morain, Amelia M. Budge
Developing and Applying Synthesis Models of Emerging Space Systems: Military Small Satellites, DoD MILSATCOM, ISR, Commercial Small Satellites, Research, Cost Estimation and Acquisition, Launchers:
Shooting Down a Star: Program 437, the U.S. Nuclear ASAT System and Present Day Copycat Killers - Anti-Satellite, Nike-Zeus, North Korea, India, Iran, China, Space Launch, Space Asset Vulnerability:
A man wakes up to find himself lying on the ground in a railway station, his mind stripped bare of all recollection. He has no idea how he got there. He does not even know his own name. Convinced he is a drunken down and out, it isn´t until a newspaper report about a satellite launch catches his eye that he begins to suspect all is not what it seems. The year is 1958, and America is about to launch its first satellite, in a desperate attempt to match the Soviet Sputnik and regain the lead in the space race. As Luke Lucas gradually unravels the mystery of his amnesia, he realizes that his fate is bound up with that of the rocket that stands ready on launch pad 26B at Cape Canaveral. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lorelei King. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/macm/000066/bk_macm_000066_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Since its 2009 launch, the Kepler satellite has discovered more than 2,000 exoplanets, or planets outside our solar system. More exoplanets are being discovered all the time, remarkable in their variety. Astronomer Michael Summers and physicist James Trefil explore these remarkable recent discoveries: planets revolving around pulsars, planets made of diamond, planets that are mostly water, and numerous rogue planets wandering through the emptiness of space. This captivating book reveals the latest discoveries and argues that the incredible richness and complexity we are finding necessitates a change in our questions and mental paradigms. In short, we have to change how we think about the universe and our place in it, because it is stranger and more interesting than we could have imagined. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jon Bennett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/drms/001714/bk_drms_001714_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam, born on 15 October 1931, is one of the India´s most distinguished scientists. He is held credited for the development of India´s first satellite launch vehicle, the SLV-3. As Chairman of The Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC), he prepared the document on Technology Vision 2020 to make India a developed country. APJ Abdul Kalam held various positions in Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) and became Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India. He has the unique honour of receiving honorary Doctorates from more than 30 universities as well as the country´s three highest civilian awards - Padma Bhushan (1981), Padma Vibhushan (1990) and Bharat Ratna (1997). He has met more than 500,000 children from all over the country to share his vision of India. He is the eleventh President of the Republic of India. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nadir Khan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/033881/bk_adbl_033881_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The pioneer who gate-crashed his way to the top, Subhash Chandra, the promoter of Essel/Zee Group, is an unlikely mogul. Hailing from a small town in Haryana, where his family ran grain mills, Chandra has been a perennial outsider, repeatedly aiming high and breaking into businesses where he was considered an interloper. Starting work as a teen to pay off family debts, Chandra had to rely on bluff, gumption, and sheer hard toil to turn things around. A little bit of luck and political patronage saw him make a fortune in rice exports to the erstwhile USSR. Always a risk taker, Chandra then had the vision of getting into broadcasting early, even as established media players failed to see its potential. His Zee TV, India´s first private Indian TV channel, changed the rules of the game and tickled the fancy of a public starved of entertainment. Several gutsy initiatives followed, though not all of them were successful. Chandra´s attempts to launch satellite telephony and a cricket league came a cropper. But the man continues to reinvent himself; he is now also focusing on infrastructure and smart cities. This is an unusually candid memoir of a truly desi self-made businessman who came to Delhi at age 20 with 17 rupees in his pocket. Today he has a net worth of $6.3 billion and annual group revenues of about $3 billion. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Vivek Vijayakumaran. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/031154/bk_adbl_031154_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the midst of the Cold War, a secret project in the jungles of Central Africa threatens to ignite World War III.... Peterson is bewildered by the satellite photos in front of him. As head of the CIA, he is never supposed to be surprised, but what could be happening in Chad alarms him. The pictures show a small research installation, nestled in the African jungle, where a West German company claims to be building a base to launch communications satellites for use by developing African nations. But Peterson’s analysts tell him that the ordinary, innocent-looking silo is just the size necessary to launch an intercontinental ballistic missile into outer space. If it’s nothing more than a harmless research project, why the armed guards? Why did they kill two of the agents the CIA sent to investigate, and capture another? And why are the Soviets interested? The answer to these questions is a single terrible secret - one that could lead to nuclear war. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Mawson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/006798/bk_adbl_006798_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Somewhere in a place so far up there is no down, a ship is waiting to take the nomes home: back to wherever they came from. And one nome, Masklin, knows that they´ve got to try and contact this ship. It means getting to Florida (wherever that is), then getting to the launch of a communications satellite (whatever that is). A ridiculous plan. Impossible. But Masklin doesn´t know this, so he tries to do it anyway. And the first step is to try and hitch a ride on a new kind of truck, a truck with wings: Concorde. Here is the hilarious and imaginative sequel to Truckers and Diggers. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tony Robinson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/000200/bk_rhuk_000200_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.