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Highlights in space, 1999 : progress in space science, technology and applications, international cooperation and space law.
United Nations. Office for Outer Space Affairs.
Publication Information:
New York : United Nations, [2000]
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v, 146 pages ; 30 cm
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"This document has not been formally edited"--T.p. verso.

"Sales No. E.OO.I.8"--Cover.

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A compilation of two reports prepared for the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space. The section on space technology, applications, international cooperation, and space law was prepared by the International Astronautical Foundation. The Committee on Space Research of the International Council of Scientific Unions is responsible for the part which focuses on space science. The report attempts to cover the range of activities currently being conducted in many national and international space programs. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Table of Contents

Introductionp. iii
Part 1 Highlights in Space Technology and Applications for 1999p. 1
I. Overviewp. 1
II. Space transportationp. 3
III. Unmanned Earth orbital activitiesp. 8
IV. Humans in Earth orbitp. 16
V. Space explorationp. 19
VI. Technology advancementp. 24
VII. Educationp. 28
VIII. International cooperation and space lawp. 29
Part 2 Progress of Space Research in 1999p. 41
I. Space studies of the Earth's surface, meteorology and climatep. 41
II. Space studies of the Earth-Moon system, planets and small bodies of the solar systemp. 63
III. Space studies of the upper atmospheres of the Earth and planets, including reference atmospheresp. 66
IV. Space plasmas in the solar system, including planetary magnetospheresp. 78
V. Astrophysics from spacep. 81
VI. Life sciences as related to spacep. 92
VII. Microgravity researchp. 96
VIII. Fundamental physics in spacep. 99
IX. Satellite dynamicsp. 104
X. Scientific ballooningp. 106
XI. Potentially environmentally detrimental activities in spacep. 113
XII. Space research in developing countriesp. 115
XIII. Standard radiation beltsp. 129
XIV. Space weatherp. 129
XV. Planetary protectionp. 132
Contributorsp. 135
Acronyms, abbreviations and definitionsp. 137