Accession Number : ADA335431

Title :   JPRS Report, Science and Technology, USSR: Space Soviet Space Program to the Year 2000.

Corporate Author : JOINT PUBLICATIONS RESEARCH SERVICE ARLINGTON VA

PDF Url : ADA335431

Report Date : 30 AUG 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : In this brochure, the principal space research projects planned by the So'iet Union for the period ap to the year 2000 are, for the first time, published in rather great detaiL The brochure is intended for a wide range of readers interested in space research problems. Space research rightfully occupies a foremost place in the annals of the outstanding scientific and technical achievements in the 20th century. The launches themselves of the first space vehicles were of exceptionally great importance because they marked penetration into a completely new field of research and occasioned the birth of new scientific areas. And if in the not so distant past, man could, for the most part, directly study only the "environs" closest to the Earth-those bounded by the lower atmosphere of the planet-the entire solar system, in theory, became accessible to man when he went into space. Research in space opened up completely new horizons in scientific investigation, horizons that nobody could have dreamed of. For example, in astrophysics this research brought about a true revolution. In other cases, space experiments supplemented traditional methods for physical measurements substantially. Many scientific disciplines broadened the range of their research considerably. As a result, over a very short period of time (a little more than 30 years), the modern front of science in space was formed. The entire range of its tasks can be divided arbitrarily into several major fields. One of them is the study of the space nearest Earth. In turn, that field of research can also be broken down into several narrower subdivisions-namely, studies of the upper atmosphere, the radiation belts, the Earth's magnetosphere, the interplanetary medium and variations in their parameters as a function of solar activity. Space research of this kind is usually called research of near-Earth space.

Descriptors :   *SPACE SCIENCES, *INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, USSR, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, SPACE ENVIRONMENTS, INTERPLANETARY SPACE, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, REPORTS, UNMANNED, EARTH(PLANET), SOLAR SYSTEM, RADIATION BELTS, ASTRONOMICAL BODIES.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE