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The Resource Satellite : innovation in orbit, Doug Millard

Satellite : innovation in orbit, Doug Millard

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Satellite : innovation in orbit
Title
Satellite
Title remainder
innovation in orbit
Statement of responsibility
Doug Millard
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Contributor
Associated name
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Right now, above our heads nearly imperceptible to us but hugely important to how we live are thousands of man-made objects that we have sent into space. Ubiquitous but mysterious, satellites are the technological infrastructure of our globally connected world, helping us do everything from orient ourselves on a map to watch our favourite television shows. Yet we rarely ever think about them. In this book, Doug Millard pays overdue tribute to the stoic existence of the satellite, tracing its simultaneous pathways through the cold silence of space and the noisy turbulence of the past century. How satellites ever came to be is, in itself, a remarkable story. Telling an astonishing history of engineering experimentation and ingenuity, Millard shows how the Cold War space race made the earliest satellites ones like Sputnik, Telstar, and Early Bird household names. He describes how they evolved into cultural signifiers that represented not only our scientific capabilities but our capacity for imagination, our ability to broaden the scope of our vision to the farthest reaches. From there he follows the proliferation of satellites in the second half of the twentieth century, examining their many different forms, how they evolved, all the things they do, what they have enabled, and how they have influenced our popular culture. Ultimately, Millard asks what we can still expect, what sort of space age the satellite has initiated that is yet to be fully realised. Published in association with the Science Museum, London, this beautifully illustrated book will appeal to any fan of space exploration and technology
Cataloging source
TOH
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Millard, Douglas
Dewey number
629.46
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Science Museum (Great Britain)
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  • Artificial satellites
  • Artificial satellites
  • Outer space
Target audience
adult
Label
Satellite : innovation in orbit, Doug Millard
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.Satellites Of The Mind -- 2.The Satellites Are Coming -- 3.Satellites For Real -- 4.Satellites For All -- 5.Science Of Satellites -- 6.Science With Satellites
Control code
000059530356
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
206 pages
Isbn
9781780236599
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (colour and black & white)
System control number
(OCoLC)932385543
Label
Satellite : innovation in orbit, Doug Millard
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.Satellites Of The Mind -- 2.The Satellites Are Coming -- 3.Satellites For Real -- 4.Satellites For All -- 5.Science Of Satellites -- 6.Science With Satellites
Control code
000059530356
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
206 pages
Isbn
9781780236599
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (colour and black & white)
System control number
(OCoLC)932385543

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