Autor: Eberhard Rödel
"Sputnik" war der Name des ersten Satelliten, der erfolgreich in eine Erdumlaufbahn geschossen wurde; ihm folgten noch neun weitere Satellten gleichen Namens.
Am 4. Oktober 1957 startete die Sowjetunion vom Weltraumbahnhof Baikonur aus den kugelförmigen Sputnik 1. Der Start versetzte die westliche Welt in Panik, denn damit hatte die Sowjetunion im Rennen um die Vorherrschaft im Weltraum die Nase vorn.
Ein spannendes Stück Zeit- und Technikgeschichte. Eberhardt Rödel ist Spezialist für die Geschichte der russischen Raumfahrt.
|Szczegóły:||128 strony, 20.5 x 14 cm, miękka oprawa|
|Ilustracje:||140 czarno-białych i kolorowych zdjęć|
|Wydawca:||Motorbuch Verlag (D, 2014)|
Autor: Isaak P. Abramov, As. Ingemar Skoog
A unique contribution to space science. The authors, part of the original Zveda team that manufactured spacesuits for the first Russian space flights, still play an integral role in spacesuit research and development. Thus there is no-one better to describe the technical innovations of the past 40 years, which enabled Gagarin's first flight in 1961, the first space walk in 1965 and the Mir missions of the 1980s and 1990s, and which have culminated in today¹s International Space Station.
The authors also describe how the political climate within the Soviet Union and internationally has affected the development of the space programme and their work.
Many documents are published for the first time that, together with photographs, detailed descriptions of the events of the time and the authors' personal memories, provide a fascinating review of a previously unknown aspect of space science.
- Introduction and background
- How full pressure spacesuits came about. Time period preceding the space mission era
- The Vostok era
- Spacesuit and equipment for the world's first EVA
- EVA suit for the Soyuz-4 and Soyuz-5 missions
- Spacesuits for the Soviet Moon programme
- SOKOL-K and SOKOL-KV-2 rescue suits for Soyuz
- Orbit-based spacesuits of the ORLAN type
- Equipment for the Cosmonaut Transference and Manoeuvring Unit (UPMK)
- Buran reusable space system
- Evolution of the European EVA spacesuit
- Human physiological aspects in designing the EVA spacesuit
- Potential projects on planetary suits for the Moon and Mars
- Who's who in Soviet/Russian spacesuit technology
- Russian spacesuit artefacts.
|Szczegóły:||400 strony, 24.5 x 17 cm, miękka oprawa|
|Wydawca:||Springer London Ltd (GB, 2003)|
Autor: Rex Hall, David Shayler
In four short years from 1961, the first manned orbiting space vehicle Vostok went into orbit, the first spacecraft piloted by a woman was launched, and the first man stepped outside his orbiting spaceship. All these milestone events were achieved by the USSR.
At the height of the Cold War in the early 1960s, the USSR dominated the 'space race' that would ultimately become a race to land a man on the Moon.
How did the Soviet Union get such a head-start on the USA? In The Rocket Men, Rex Hall and David Shayler chronicle the rise of the Soviet space program, from its early beginnings to the development of the huge launch complex that is still in use today.
This detailed yet highly readable book draws on recently released archive information and features photographs, from people who lived and worked in Star City, never before seen in the West.
Here is the definitive book about a time when Russia was supreme in space!
- First dreams, theories and pioneers
- First launcher, pad and satellites
- First spacecraft and first cosmonauts
- First man and first day
- First group flights and first woman
- First crew and first EVA
- The legacy
|Szczegóły:||358 strony, 23.5 x 15.5 cm, miękka oprawa|
|Wydawca:||Springer London Ltd (GB, 2001)|
Autor: Colin Burgess, Rex Hall
During the first months of 1960, with the United States and the USSR engaged in plans to launch the first manned spacecraft, twenty young Soviet Air Force officers reported for duty at a top secret training facility just outside Moscow. From among these cosmonaut candidates would emerge the first person to fly into space - Yuri Gagarin.
Eventually twelve of these cosmonauts realized their dream of flying missions into space, but the other eight fell by the wayside. A quarter of a century would pass before the world learned the identities of these eight men, whose names were kept a closely guarded secret and were bypassed in spaceflight history.
Now, for the first time, the full facts and biographical details are revealed for all twenty Soviet pilots in that first cosmonaut group - men given the unparalleled chance to create history, but who lived (and sometimes died) in a State-enforced Cold War anonymity.
Contents: Foreword by Alexei Leonov - Authors' preface - About the authors - Acknowledgements - List of figures - List of abbreviations and acronyms - Sparking the Space Age - A few good Soviet men - Russia 's future spacemen - Training days - Selecting the first cosmonaut - "Poyekhali!": A man in space - Vostok flights continue - The "missing" cosmonauts: Rumour and reality - First woman of space - A tragedy, and Gagarin 's final flight - Pushing the limits - Orbits of co-operation and the end of an era.
Appendices: A Biographies in brief - B Final cosmonaut candidates - C The first cosmonaut team (TsPK-1) - D Guide to flight and programme assignments - E Parachute jumps completed by Valentin Filatyev, 1960 - 1963 - F Space flights by Group 1 cosmonauts - G Cumulative time in space - H Highest honour: Hero of the Soviet Union - Index.
|Szczegóły:||400 strony, 24.5 x 17 cm, miękka oprawa|
|Wydawca:||Springer-Verlag New York Inc. (USA, 2008)|
Autor: Bert Vis, Colin Burgess
This book focuses on the Interkosmos program, which was formed in 1967, marking a fundamentally new era of cooperation by socialist countries, led by the Soviet Union, in the study and exploration of space.
The chapters shed light on the space program that was at that time a prime outlet for the Soviet Union's aims at becoming a world power. Interkosmos was a highly publicized Russian space program that rapidly became a significant propaganda tool for the Soviet Union in the waning years of communism.
Billed as an international "research-cosmonaut" imperative, it was also a high-profile means of displaying solidarity with the nine participating Eastern bloc countries. Those countries contributed pilots who were trained in Moscow for week-long "guest" missions on orbiting Salyut stations. They did a little subsidiary science and were permitted only the most basic mechanical maneuvers.
In this enthralling book, and following extensive international research, the authors fully explore the background, accomplishments and political legacy of the Interkosmos program.
Through personal and often highly revealing interviews with many of the participants they relate the very human story behind this extraordinary but controversial space venture.
|Szczegóły:||321 strony, 24.5 x 17.5 x 1.4 cm, miękka oprawa|
|Ilustracje:||110 zdjęć czarno-białych i 147 kolorowych|
|Wydawca:||Springer International Publishing AG (CH, 2015)|
Autor: Brian Harvey, David J. Shayler
Little is known of Soviet and Russian lunar exploration although, in fact, the Soviet Union/Russia:
- Sent the first spaceships past the moon, the first to hit the moon and the first to circle the moon
- Was first to soft land on and orbit the moon
- Was first to send a spaceship around the moon and recover it on Earth
- Came very close to sending a cosmonaut around the moon first
- Built and successfully tested, in Earth orbit, a lunar lander
- Pioneered sophisticated, precise high-speed reentries into the Earth's atmosphere
- Came close to perfecting a giant moon rocket, the N-1
- Retrieved three sets of rock samples from the moon by automatic spacecraft
- Landed advanced roving laboratories that explored the moon for months on end, traveling 48km
- Designed long-term lunar bases.
These were remarkable achievements requiring a considerable level of engineering sophistication and have a place in the contemporary story of astronautics. Recent landings on Mars use, essentially, the very techniques developed by Russia to land on and explore the moon in the 1960s and 1970s.
As an acknowledged expert and author of several books on the Soviet and Russian space programme, Brian Harvey is ideally suited to cover not only the engineering and scientific side but also the human stories of the Soviet and Russian lunar programme. These include those of the cosmonaut squad that trained to land on the moon, but was stood down, and of the designers who tried to realise the dream of a Russian moon, from Tikhonravov to Mishin: a Soviet lunar programme was first proposed by designer Mikhail Tikhonravov in a children's magazine in 1951 and he persuaded a sceptical Soviet leadership of the value of a moon programme.
Following Sputnik, the first lunar flights quickly achieved the key goals of hitting, circling and photographing the moon in 1959. The Soviet Union achieved all the early 'firsts' in lunar exploration, such as soft landing and orbiting the moon, and Brian Harvey will recount the frantic efforts to rival America's Apollo and the dramatic hours of 21st July 1969, when Russia tried to soft land Luna 15 in the Sea of Crises even as Armstrong and Aldrin explored the moon in the nearby Sea of Tranquility.
Contents: Origins of the Soviet lunar programme - The first moon probes - Planning the lunar landing - The sof - landers and orbiters - The first cosmonauts to the moon - Around the moon - Samplers, rovers and orbiters - Return to the moon - List of all Soviet moon probes (and related missions) - Bibliographical note and bibliography.
|Szczegóły:||340 strony, 24.5 x 17 x 1.8 cm, miękka oprawa|
|Wydawca:||Springer-Verlag New York Inc. (USA, 2006)|
Autor: Grujica S. Ivanovich
This remarkable book offers a unique insight into the people involved in the development of the Salyut space station and the crews assigned to operate it. It describes the rotation between the crews, analyses the decision to send the back-up crew on Soyuz 11 and recounts the intrigues and difficult relationships between all the personalities involved - politicians, CKBEM managers, designers, generals and cosmonauts.
Biographies of the Soyuz 11 cosmonauts are published for the first time in English and the longest manned space mission of the time is described before Grujica Ivanovich gives a unique summary of the most tragic day in the Soviet / Russian manned space program. An investigation into the cause of the tragic deaths of the Soyuz 11 cosmonauts precedes a description of the post-Salyut era, showing how the legacy of the first space station has survived for decades.
Contents: From Almaz to Salyut - DO -1 crews - Salyut in space - The drama of the Granites - Mutiny at the cosmodrome - Dobrovolskiy, Volkov and Patsayev - Home in orbit - Science and conflicts - The fire - Drawing away from the station - Cosmonauts dead on landing - Farewell - Thirteen seconds to eternity - The fall of the Chief Designer - Memories.
|Szczegóły:||454 strony, 24.5 x 17 x 2.8 cm, miękka oprawa|
|Wydawca:||Springer-Verlag New York Inc. (USA, 2008)|
Autor: Brian Harvey, Olga Zakutnyaya
The Soviet Union began the exploration of space with the launch of Sputnik in 1957, well over 50 years ago, and sent the first probes to the moon, Mars, and Venus. Less well known is what these probes actually found out. What were the discoveries of Russian space science? What new discoveries may we expect in the future? Who were Russia's most important scientists?
Russian Space Probes gives for the first time the definitive history of Soviet-Russian space science, and is the first book to assess the actual achievements of the Russian space program in furthering our knowledge of the Solar System.
Among other projects covered are missions such as Elektron, which mapped the Earth's radiation belts; the astrophysical observatories Astron, Kuant, Gamma, and Granat; Proton, which trapped cosmic rays; Prognoz, which measured solar radiation; and the Interball, Aktivny, APEX and Magion missions in which satellites chased each other in the Earth's magnetic tail.
The final part of the book examines the future of Russian space science and looks at planned new missions, such as the Spektr series of space observatories, and return flights to the moon and Mars, including sampling of Phobos.
1. Early space science
2. Deepening our understanding
3. Revealing the Moon
4. Unveiling Venus
5. The path to Mars
6. Orbiting space stations
7. Later Soviet space science: the observatories
8. Perspectives, past and future
Annexe: Summary of Soviet and Russian space science missions
|Szczegóły:||514 strony, 24 x 17 cm, miękka oprawa|
|Wydawca:||Springer-Verlag New York Inc. (USA, 2011)|
Soyuz - A Universal Spacecraft
The Soyuz Launch Vehicle - the Two Lives of an Engineering Triumph
Od 2000 roku księgarnia TMB importuje książki techniczne z Haynes, ETAI, Chilton, Clymer, Brooklands, Bucheli, Motorbuch Verlag i innych renomowanych wydawców.