Eccentric Orbits

Eccentric Orbits
Author: John Bloom
Publsiher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2016-06-07
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9780802192820

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“Good corporate drama . . . an enlightening narrative of how new communications infrastructures often come about.” —The Economist, “A Book of the Year 2016” In the early 1990s, Motorola developed a revolutionary satellite system called Iridium that promised to be its crowning achievement. Its constellation of 66 satellites in polar orbit was a mind-boggling technical accomplishment, surely the future of communication. The only problem was that Iridium the company was a commercial disaster. Only months after launching service, it was $11 billion in debt, burning through $100 million a month and crippled by baroque rate plans and agreements that forced calls through Moscow, Beijing, Fucino, Italy, and elsewhere. Bankruptcy was inevitable—the largest to that point in American history. And when no real buyers seemed to materialize, it looked like Iridium would go down as just a “science experiment.” That is, until Dan Colussy got a wild idea. Colussy, a former head of Pan-Am now retired and working on his golf game in Palm Beach, heard about Motorola’s plans to “de-orbit” the system and decided he would buy Iridium and somehow turn around one of the biggest blunders in the history of business. Impeccably researched and wonderfully told, Eccentric Orbits is a rollicking, unforgettable tale of technological achievement, business failure, the military-industrial complex, and one of the greatest deals of all time. “Deep reporting put forward with epic intentions . . . a story that soars and jumps and dives and digresses . . . [A] big, gutsy, exciting book.” —The Wall Street Journal, “A Top 10 Nonfiction Book of 2016” “Spellbinding . . . A tireless researcher, Bloom delivers a superlative history . . . A tour de force.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Stellar Rotation

Stellar Rotation
Author: Jean-Louis Tassoul
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2000-04-13
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9781139428323

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Like the Earth and planets, stars rotate. Understanding how stars rotate is central to modelling their structure, formation and evolution, and how they interact with their environment and companion stars. This authoritative volume, first published in 2000, provides a lucid introduction to stellar rotation and the definitive reference to the subject. It combines theory and observation in a comprehensive survey of how the rotation of stars affects the structure and evolution of the Sun, single stars and close binaries. This book will be of primary interest to graduate students and researchers studying solar and stellar rotation and close binary systems. It will also appeal to those with a more general interest in solar and stellar physics, star formation, binary stars and the hydrodynamics of rotating fluids - including geophysicists, planetary scientists and plasma physicists.

The True Doctrine of Orbits

The True Doctrine of Orbits
Author: H. G. Rush
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1887
Genre: Orbits
ISBN: UOM:39015049796686

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Methods of Detecting Exoplanets

Methods of Detecting Exoplanets
Author: Valerio Bozza,Luigi Mancini,Alessandro Sozzetti
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2016-04-12
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9783319274584

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In this book, renowned scientists describe the various techniques used to detect and characterize extrasolar planets, or exoplanets, with a view to unveiling the “tricks of the trade” of planet detection to a wider community. The radial velocity method, transit method, microlensing method, and direct imaging method are all clearly explained, drawing attention to their advantages and limitations and highlighting the complementary roles that they can play in improving the characterization of exoplanets’ physical and orbital properties. By probing the planetary frequency at different distances and in different conditions, these techniques are helping astrophysicists to reconstruct the scenarios of planetary formation and to give robust scientific answers to questions regarding the frequency of potentially habitable worlds. Twenty years have passed since the discovery of a Jupiter-mass companion to a main sequence star other than the Sun, heralding the birth of extrasolar planetary research; this book fully conveys the exciting progress that has been achieved during the intervening period.

Motion of an Artificial Satellite in an Eccentric Gravitation Field

Motion of an Artificial Satellite in an Eccentric Gravitation Field
Author: Vladimir Grigorʹevich Demin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1970
Genre: Artificial satellites
ISBN: UOM:39015042074982

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Prelaunch Analysis of High Eccentricity Orbits

Prelaunch Analysis of High Eccentricity Orbits
Author: Barbara E. Shute
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 29
Release: 1964
Genre: Astrodynamics
ISBN: UIUC:30112106633610

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The New Philosophy

The New Philosophy
Author: Calvin Samuel Page
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 808
Release: 1913
Genre: Physics
ISBN: CHI:086623640

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Binaries as Tracers of Stellar Formation

Binaries as Tracers of Stellar Formation
Author: Antoine Duquennoy,Michel Mayor
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 292
Release: 1992-11-26
Genre: Science
ISBN: 0521433584

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This book discusses the most recent observations on binary stars.