Future Space Programs: Hearings Before the Committee on Science and Technology, U.S. House of Representatives, Ninety-fifth Congress, Second Session, January 24, 25, 26, 1978

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1978 - Astronautics - 986 pages
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Page 784 - The preservation of the role of the United States as a leader in aeronautical and space science and technology and in the application thereof to the conduct of peaceful activities within and outside the atmosphere...
Page 784 - The expansion of human knowledge of phenomena in the atmosphere and space; (2) The improvement of the usefulness, performance, speed, safety, and efficiency of aeronautical and space vehicles; (3) The development and operation of vehicles capable of carrying instruments, equipment, supplies and living organisms through space; (4) The establishment of long-range studies of the potential benefits to be gained from, the opportunities for, and the problems involved in the utilization of aeronautical...
Page 229 - US design but features rather foreign design and manufacture to a US specification. Beyond this, the European Space Agency and the National Space Development Agency of Japan are pursuing active programs in communications satellites at the systems level. This is apparently to accelerate the achievement of a systems capability approaching that of US industry.
Page 698 - FOURTH CONCLUSION SETI IS INTRINSICALLY AN INTERNATIONAL ENDEAVOR IN WHICH THE UNITED STATES CAN TAKE A LEAD The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence offers benefits for all nations. The search would certainly be facilitated by, and may even require, international cooperation. It is a serious exploration, as important as any ever undertaken, and surely of larger scope than the journeys to the Earth's poles early in the century.
Page 685 - ... ease of generation, direction and detection. None flies faster, none has less energy and is therefore cheaper than the radio frequency photon. It has long been argued that signals of extraterrestrial origin will be most apt to be detected in the so-called microwave window: wavelengths from about 0.5 to 30 cm. Natural noise sources rise to great height on either side of this window, making it the quietest part of the spectrum for everyone in the Galaxy. We concur with these arguments. (See Section...
Page 496 - A record will be maintained on all maintenance required during the test period, and the transmitted data will be compared with on-site data. Other uses of Data Collection Platforms are noted as follows: - National Park Service is using the GOES system to monitor water quality and weather in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. - GS Geologic Division is cooperating with NOAA in a study of the Earth's magnetic field. The GOES system is used to relay information from 25 strategically placed magnetometers...
Page 501 - Satellite Image Atlas of Glaciers." The Glaciology Project Office (Tacoma, Washington) of the Water Resources Division (WRD) of the GS and the National Environmental Satellite Service (NESS) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are also directly involved in the preparation of the atlas.
Page 681 - ... hints and leads of extraordinary value. They imagine too all sorts of scientific results, ranging from a valid picture of the past and the future of the Universe through theories of the fundamental particles to whole new biologies. Some conjecture that we might hear from near-immortals the views of distant and venerable thinkers on the deepest values of conscious beings and their societies! Perhaps we will forever become linked with a chain of rich cultures, a vast galactic network. Who can say?...
Page 689 - ... been one of the major challenges of a SETI. In the Cyclops system concept the received signal was optically transformed into a high-resolution power spectrum. Since 1971 the growth of large-scale integrated circuit technology has been spectacular. It now appears possible to build, at reasonable cost, solid state fast Fourier analyzers capable of resolving the instantaneous bandwidth into at least a million channels on a real time basis.
Page 434 - ... Interpretation over new areas and regions. Such work saves time and money and gives a substantial basis for new ideas." In 1977 he reported the discovery of a large and thick sequence of sedimentary rocks in southern Sudan that provide a new target for oil exploration, which is now underway (Miller and Vandenakker, 1977). Mosaics of the conterminous United States compiled by the Soil Conservation Service for NASA have been analyzed by US Geological Survey geologists Interested in linear features...

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