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Author Lardier, Christian
Title The Proton Launcher : History and Developments
Imprint Newark : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2018
©2018
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Descript 1 online resource (391 pages)
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Note Cover -- Half-Title Page -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Foreword -- Preface -- PART 1. The Proton in the East -- 1. Vladimir Chelomey: From the V1 to Proton -- 1.1. The Soviet V-1 designer -- 1.2. The designer of Soviet naval missiles -- 2. Chelomey's Subsidiaries -- 2.1. Institute no. 642 -- 2.2. Myasishchev's OKB-23 -- 2.3. Factory no. 23 in Fili -- 2.4. Lavochkin's OKB-301 -- 2.5. Factory no. 292 in Saratov -- 2.6. Factory no. 47 in Orenburg -- 2.7. The engine designers -- 3. Intercontinental Missiles, Booster Rockets and Satellites -- 3.1. Kosmoplan and Raketoplan -- 3.2. The UR-200 -- 3.3. The UR-500 -- 3.4. The UR-100 -- 3.5. The UR-700 -- 3.6. The UR-1000 -- 4. Versions of the UR-500 -- 4.1. The two-stage version -- 4.2. The three-stage version UR-500K -- 4.3. The four-stage version -- 4.4. The upper stage projects -- 4.5. The UR-500MK -- 4.6. The UR-530 -- 4.7. The Proton-M -- 4.8. Proton medium and light -- 5. The Uses of the Proton -- 5.1. NPO Mashinostroyenie: the Almaz program -- 5.2. RKK Energiya -- 5.2.1. The 7K-L1 program -- 5.2.2. The DOS program -- 5.3. NPO Lavochkin -- 5.3.1. The Luna program -- 5.3.2. The Mars program -- 5.3.3. The Venera program -- 5.3.4. Scientific probes -- 5.3.5. The Oko early warning satellites -- 5.3.6. The Araks/Arkon optical imaging satellites -- 5.4. Applied mechanics NPO -- 5.4.1. Telecommunications satellites -- 5.4.2. The Glonass navigation satellites -- 5.5. Other satellites -- 5.6. The centennial celebration of V. N. Chelomey's birth -- PART 2. The Proton in the West -- 6. Saturn's Rival -- 6.1. Records to break -- 6.2. Target: Moon -- 6.3. Under a shroud of secrecy -- 6.4. No second place -- 7. Commercial Prehistory -- 7.1. Swiss francs for invisible launchers -- 7.2. Curtain raiser -- 7.3. Regime change -- 7.4. A market to be cornered -- 7.5. The American friend
7.6. Short-lived contracts and seduction operations -- 7.7. The end of an era -- 8. Friends or Foes -- 8.1. First hope for success -- 8.2. Lockheed joins the fray -- 8.3. Voyage to Moscow -- 8.4. Telephony in the sky -- 8.5. Khrunichev, Salyut and Energiya -- 8.6. The Indian obstacle -- 8.7. Detour through France -- 8.8. First steps on the market -- 9. The Transatlantic Alliance -- 9.1. Reduced quotas -- 9.2. Baptism of fire -- 9.3. A "Russified" Atlas -- 9.4. Discrete success and a spectacular failure -- 9.5. Keeping pace with Ariane -- 9.6. Energiya's game -- 9.7. Opening up to the market -- 10. Standing the Test of the Market -- 10.1. Transition -- 10.2. Price war -- 10.3. Divorce -- 10.4. Challenges for the future -- 10.5. A surprising rival -- 10.6. From Proton to Angara -- Appendix: List of Launches -- Bibliography -- Index -- Index of Names -- EULA
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Lardier, Christian The Proton Launcher : History and Developments Newark : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated,c2018 9781786301765
Subject Launch vehicles (Astronautics)
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