Astronomy from space: the design and operation of orbiting observatories
A comprehensive and up-to-date reference on the astronomical satellites which have revolutionized 20th century astrophysics. Contains in-depth coverage of all space astronomy missions. Includes tables of launch data and orbits for quick reference as well as photographs of many of the lesser known satellites. Main body of book is sub-divided according to type of astronomy carried out by each satellite (X-ray, gamma-ray, ultraviolet, infrared, and millimeter, and radio). Discusses the future of satellite astronomy as well.
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