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Space benefits for humanity in the twenty-first century : a compilation of contributed papers for the UNISPACE III background papers : Third United Nations Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space.
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United Nations Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (3rd : 1999 : Vienna, Austria)
Publication Information:
[New York] : United Nations, 1999.
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vii, 316 pages ; 30 cm
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English
ISBN:
9789211008180
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These twelve background papers have been prepared as part of the preparatory work for UNISPACE III. They look at: the earth and its environment in space; disaster prediction; the management of earth resources; satellite navigation and location systems; space communications and applications; basic space science; commercial aspects of space exploration; information systems for research and applications; small satellite missions; education and training in space science and technology; economic and social benefits of space activities; the promotion of international co-operation.


Table of Contents

Mezak A. RatagSarmoko SarosoRosalina Naitutu and NurlainiSumaryati and Afif Budiono and NurlainiE. BalogunPal Brekke and Oddbjorn EngvoldEugene StaffaBruce ForsterIr. Mahdi KartasasmitaR. HarrisRay A. Williamson and John C. BakerJohn L. RemoJohn L. RemoA. Ocampo and L. Friedman and J. LogsdonD. McNallyD. McNallyLawrence W. FritzRam JakhuPierre MoletteTania Maria SausenFrank C. Owens and Joseph McElwee, Jr.Roland Dore and Dr George HaskellRajesh KochharEkundayo E. BalogunJulieta Fierro and Jose PenaD. El HadaniH. Benchekroun and M. Merdas
Prefacep. iii
A. Contributions Received in English Language
Background Paper No. 1 The Earth and its Environment in Spacep. 1
The Earth and its Environment in Spacep. 1
Solar-Terrestrial Relations and Effects of Solar Activity: Impact of Solar Variability on the Equatorial and Global Atmospherep. 3
Earth Magnetosphere, Ionosphere, and Upper Atmosphere: Ionosphere/Upper Atmosphere Observations and Research in Indonesiap. 6
Ozone Depletion:Ozone Observation Over Indonesiap. 8
The Natural and Technogenic Effects on Global Environment: Observation of Atmospheric Pollution and Acid rain in Indonesiap. 10
The Earth and its Environment in Spacep. 13
The Earth and its environment in spacep. 29
Solar Activity and Effects on the Earth's Environmentp. 34
The Earth and its environment in spacep. 41
The Earth and its environment in spacep. 48
Background Paper No. 2 Disaster Prediction, Warning and Mitigationp. 50
Disaster Prediction, Warning and Mitigationp. 50
Disaster Prediction, Warning and Mitigationp. 54
International Cooperation in the Development and Application of Space Technology for Natural Disaster Managementp. 56
Disaster Prediction, Warning and Mitigationp. 62
The Use of Space Technologies in Disaster Prediction, Warning and Mitigationp. 64
Background Paper No. 3 Management of Earth Resourcesp. 72
Management of Earth Resourcesp. 72
Management of Earth Resourcesp. 75
Earth Observation Application in Indonesiap. 84
Developing the explotation of spacep. 89
The Future of Earth Observations from Space: Opportunities and Challengesp. 93
Background Paper No. 4 Satellite Navigation and Location Systemsp. 101
Satellite Navigation and Location Systemsp. 101
Current and Future Applications and Requirements - Maritime Usep. 104
Inmarsat's Navigation Servicesp. 107
Cospas-Sarsat Search and Rescue Systemp. 110
Satellite navigation and location systems - Current and Future Applications and Requirementsp. 111
Background Paper No. 5 Space Communications and Applicationsp. 112
Satellite Communications and Applicationsp. 112
Space Communications and Applications: Telemedicine and Emergency Communicationsp. 114
Inmarsat rural phone - benefits for isolated communitiesp. 117
Satellite Communications and Applicationsp. 119
Current Activities of the ITU in Space Communicationsp. 131
Access to Health Care and Medical Educationp. 137
Present Situation with Traditional Communications Satellite Servicesp. 139
Background Paper No. 6 Basic Space Science and Micro Gravity Research and Their Benefitsp. 142
Basic Space Sciencep. 142
Basic Science in Near-Earth Space: Observations of Near-Earth Objectsp. 146
Basic Science in Near-Earth Space: Potential Hazards Due to Near-Earth Objectsp. 151
Why Space Science and Exploration Benefit Everyonep. 156
The Impact of Space Activities on Astronomyp. 162
Role of Astronomy, Geophysics, Meteorology and Oceanography, in Physical Science Education Beyond the Year 2000p. 166
Background paper No. 7 Commercial Aspects of Space Exploration Including Spin-off Benefitsp. 169
Commercial Aspects of Space Explorationp. 169
Commercial Aspects of Space Remote Sensing Including Spin-off Benefitsp. 172
Commercial Aspects of Space Exploration Including Spin-Off Benefitsp. 181
Commercial Aspects of Space Activitiesp. 188
Multimission Innovative Space System for an Information Optimized Network (Mission), byp. 193
Background Paper No. 8 Information Systems for Research and Applicationsp. 200
Information Systems for Research and Applicationsp. 200
Global Issues and Associated Information Systemsp. 204
Information Systems for Research and Applicationsp. 209
Background Paper No. 9 Small Satellite Missionsp. 213
Small Satellite Missionsp. 213
Small Satellite Missionsp. 215
Background Paper No. 10 Education and Training in Space Science and Technologyp. 224
ESA's External Training Activitiesp. 224
Inmarsat's Co-operation and Training Programmesp. 227
Elaboration of Educational Material for the Teaching of Remote Sensing in Developing Countries - Educa SeRe Programp. 228
Education and Training in Space Science and Technologyp. 234
Education Needs in the International Space Sector: How Do We Prepare Tomorrow's Leaders and for What?p. 242
Education and Training in Basic Space Science and Technologyp. 245
Education and Training in Space Science and Technologyp. 250
Astronomy in Elementary Educationp. 254
Background Paper No. 11 Economic and Societal Benefits of Space Activitiesp. 258
Economic and Societal Benefits of Space Activities: A Point of View from Europep. 258
Economic and Societal Benefits Derived From the Use of Space Technologyp. 264
The Impact of Remote Sensing and NASA Research on Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseasesp. 267
Background Paper No. 12 Promotion of International Cooperationp. 273
Promotion of International Cooperationp. 273
Promotion of International Cooperation. A U.S. Perspectivep. 275
Review of the history of international cooperation in space activitiesp. 281
B. Contributions Recues En Langue Francaise
Document d'information No. 2 Catastrophes: Prevision, Alerte at Attenuation Des Efftsp. 283
Alerte Et Consequences Des Catastrophes Naturellesp. 283
Prevention, Alerte Et Attenuation Des Catastrophesp. 284
Document d'information No. 3 Gestion Des Ressources De La Terrep. 293
Gestion Des Ressources Naturellesp. 293
Gestion Des Ressources Naturellesp. 294
Document d'information No.4 Systemes De Navigation Et De Localisation Par Satellitep. 308
Navigation Par Satellite Et Systems De Localisationp. 308
Document d'information No. 5 Communications Spatiales Et Leurs Applicationsp. 309
Communications Par Satellites Et Applicationsp. 309
Document d'information No. 6 Sciences Spatiales Fondamentales, Recherche Sur La Microgravite Et Leurs Avantagesp. 310
Sciences Spatiales Et Recherches En Microgravitep. 310
Document d'information No. 7 Aspects Commerciaux De L'Exploration Spatiale Y Compris Les Retombees Benefiquesp. 313
Aspects Commerciaux De L'Exploration Spatiale Y Compris Les Benefices Indirectsp. 313
Document d'information No. 8 Systemes D'Information Pour La Recherche Et Les Applicationsp. 314
Systemes D'information Pour La Recher Che Et Leurs Applicationsp. 314
Document d'information No. 9 Missions A Petits Satellitesp. 315
Missions De Petits Satellitesp. 315
Document d'information No. 10 Initiation Et Formation Aux Sciences Et Aux Techniques Spatialesp. 316
Education Et Formationp. 316