Astronomy and Planetary Sciences

Russia in Space

The failed frontier?

Authors: Harvey, Brian

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This comprehensive history of the Russian Soviet space programme, from its origins to the present, addresses the technical, political, historical, human and organisational issues and provides a balanced focus on manned and unmanned programmes. It is the first book to access the Russian space programme over the ten-year period since the fall of communism and provide an historical and contemporary treatment.

Reviews

From the reviews of the first edition:

"Harvey presents a good summary of all aspects of the Russian space program and an excellent summary of Russian activities since the Cold War ended. … Harvey writes very well and includes well-chosen anecdotes. … Highly recommended as a thorough, well-balanced, up-to-date treatise of the Russian space program." (W. E. Howard III, Choice, September, 2001)

"The author describes the various satellite programs, the facilities, international cooperation and the space industry in a logical manner, providing at the same time the necessary links with the past. The descriptions are concise and to the point, accompanied by tables where appropriate and a few illustrations. … This is a ‘must have’ book - it is highly recommended." (News Bulletin of the Astronautical Society of Western Australia, Vol. 28 (2), 2002)

"This is the third of Brian Harvey’s books about the Soviet / Russian space programme … . I found this new work informative and refreshing … . The book follows the decline of the old Soviet military programme as the USSR disintegrated and describes the more modest Russian projects which followed it. Many different types of military missions are described with photographs, or sketches, of the satellites themselves. … Personally, I liked this book and enjoyed reading it." (John Davies, The Observatory, Vol. 121 (1164), 2001)

"This book covers the period 1992-2000. He reviews the previous achievement of the Soviet Union putting into context the programmes flown under both regimes. It is a good companion volume to the one he wrote earlier on the Soviet Programme. The pictures are really excellent." (Rex Hall, Spaceflight, Vol. 43 (8), 2001)

"Space writer Brian Harvey’s Russia in Space offers a comprehensive guide to the nuts and bolts of today’s Russian space programme, plus an assessment of where the Russians now are in space, how they got there, and where they might go next. … Harvey has produced a useful and timely guide for evaluating Russia as a partner in Western space activities." (James Oberg, New Scientist, February, 2001)


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Russia in Space
Book Subtitle
The failed frontier?
Authors
Series Title
Astronomy and Planetary Sciences
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
Softcover ISBN
978-1-85233-203-7
Series ISSN
2366-0082
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 330
Additional Information
Jointly published with Praxis Publishing, UK
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