Utilization of Space

Today and Tomorrow

  • Berndt Feuerbacher
  • Heinz Stoewer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
  2. Space: Beyond the Horizon

    1. Berndt Feuerbacher
      Pages 3-22
  3. Looking down: our Earth

    1. Stefan Dech
      Pages 53-90
    2. Hartmut Graßl
      Pages 91-110
    3. Tillmann Mohr, Johannes Schmetz
      Pages 111-130
    4. Bert Vermeersen, Ron Noomen, Ernst Schrama, Pieter Visser
      Pages 131-166
  4. Looking up: Stars and Planets

    1. Ralf-Jürgen Dettmar
      Pages 169-194
    2. Tilman Spohn, Ralf Jaumann
      Pages 195-224
  5. Between Space and Earth

    1. Edward Ashford
      Pages 225-250
    2. Günter W. Hein
      Pages 251-272
  6. Space as a Laboratory

    1. Hansjörg Dittus
      Pages 273-296
    2. Lorenz Ratke
      Pages 297-340
    3. Rupert Gerzer, Ruth Hemmersbach, Gerda Horneck
      Pages 341-373
  7. Any Limits?

    1. Berndt Feuerbacher, Heinz Stoewer
      Pages 377-388
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 389-410

About this book


Almost 50 years after the launch of Sputnik, the diversity and criticality of the technology and applications already in place to exploit the ‘high-frontier’ is impressive. And it is no exaggeration to state that a precondition for meeting human needs, coping with environmental problems, and maintaining security is the successful exploitation of space. Yet no one overview exists to document what we have so far done, and soon plan to accomplish, to utilize the near-Earth space environment. Utilization of Space aims to serve as an authoritative overview for professionals and interested laymen by explaining scientific space utilisation, commercial and entrepreneurial issues, and technological applications. The chapters are written by leading specialists in the respective fields and on a level comprehensible to an educated, but not necessarily technically-trained, reader. Enhanced by informative color illustrations, it is intended not only to transmit useful and timely information to readers, but also to share with them the fascination attached to space activities experienced by those actively engaged in them


Astronautics Space Utilization Space and Earth astronomy communication dynamics environment information navigation physics satellite space technology

Editors and affiliations

  • Berndt Feuerbacher
    • 1
  • Heinz Stoewer
    • 2
  1. 1.Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR)Institut für RaumsimulationKölnGermany
  2. 2.SAC Space AssociatesBonnGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-25200-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-29970-7
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