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Author Lardier, Christian, author

Title The proton launcher : history and developments / Christian Lardier, Stefan Barensky
Published London, UK : ISTE, Ltd. ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, 2018
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Description 1 online resource
Series Space science and technology series
Contents The Proton in the East. Vladimir Chelomey: From the V1 to Proton -- Chelomey's Subsidiaries -- Intercontinental Missiles, Booster Rockets and Satellites -- Versions of the UR-500 -- The Uses of the Proton -- The Proton in the West. Saturn's Rival -- Commercial Prehistory -- Friends or Foes -- The Transatlantic Alliance -- Standing the Test of the Market -- Appendix: List of Launches
Summary The Soviet / Russian space program was in the hands of three industrial empires: those of Serguei Korolev, the Soviet von Braun who launched Sputnik-1 and Yuri Gagarin, Vladimir Tchelomei, his main competitor, and Mikhail Yangel, Many launchers and satellites in Ukraine. In 2011, we published a first book on the history of the Soyuz launcher that was developed by Korolev and launched more than 1,800 copies. This time, we tell the story of the Proton, the main competitor of the European launcher Ariane, which was developed by Chelomei and launched more than 400 copies. Finally, the last book of the trilogy will deal with the many developments of Yangel. In the three books, the first part deals with the history of rockets in the USSR / Russia (East) and the second part on the history of their commercialization in the West
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Notes Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Subject Launch vehicles (Astronautics)
Form Electronic book
Author Barensky, Stefan, author
ISBN 9781119510505