Handbook of Cosmic Hazards and Planetary Defense

The purpose of this work is thus several-fold: to include the latest information and most systematic research from around the world in a single reference work; to note where there are significant gaps in knowledge where new research, ...

Author: Firooz Allahdadi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319028477

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1200

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Covers in a comprehensive fashion all aspects of cosmic hazards and possible strategies for contending with these threats through a comprehensive planetary defense strategy. This handbook brings together in a single reference work a rich blend of information about the various types of cosmic threats that are posed to human civilization by asteroids, comets, bolides, meteors, solar flares and coronal mass ejections, cosmic radiation and other types of threats that are only recently beginning to be understood and studied, such as investigation of the “cracks” in the protective shield provided by the Van Allen belts and the geomagnetosphere, of matter-antimatter collisions, orbital debris and radiological or biological contamination. Some areas that are addressed involve areas about which there is a good deal of information that has been collected for many decades by multiple space missions run by many different space agencies, observatories and scientific researchers. Other areas involving research and studies that have only recently gotten underway are discussed by some of the world’s foremost experts in each of these areas, who provide up-to-date and scientifically verifiable information. Although much of the work in these various areas have been conducted by space agencies, an expanding range of work is also being carried out by observatories, by universities and other research centers, and even by private foundations and professional organizations. The purpose of this work is thus several-fold: to include the latest information and most systematic research from around the world in a single reference work; to note where there are significant gaps in knowledge where new research, spacecraft, observatories, or other initiatives are needed to fill in critical missing information; and to give the best possible information about preventative actions that might be taken against cosmic threats and identify various alternative strategies that are now under way or planned to cope with these various threats.

Planetary Defense

Global Collaboration for Defending Earth from Asteroids and Comets Nikola
Schmidt. NASA JPL. (2014). New Map ... In J. N. Pelton & F. Allahdadi (Eds.),
Handbook of Cosmic Hazards and Planetary Defense (pp. 615–636). Turnage, A.

Author: Nikola Schmidt

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3030010007

Category: Political Science

Page: 475

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Planetary defense from near-Earth objects such as asteroids is a far more nuanced and challenging topic than it might seem. Each day, technology is making it easier to detect asteroid impact threats in advance, but at present, there is still no easy way to design and implement any form of global defense. This book examines how various asteroid deflection methods can change global political affairs. The authors believe that the final policy for potential Earth impacts should be based on practical engineering solutions and innovative architectural structures, while at the same time reflecting the most recent political science contributions in ethical security studies and security cosmopolitanism. Their focus is not limited to effective engineering solutions, but rather extends to how such proposals resonate in possible political structures of the future. Planetary defense cannot be achieved with technology alone; the chapters in this volume highlight the issues that arise when space science and technology intersect with political science. This complex interdisciplinary project not only demands global participation and collaboration, but also proposes the way we can achieve it. The authors explore various concepts of governance and their far-reaching implications for planetary defense and vice versa—how scientific progress in Solar System observations and asteroid collision engineering influence political science and put pressure on the international legal framework. The text is intentionally written for a diverse scholarly and diplomatic audience in a style accessible to non-specialists and practitioners and can be read by those across diverse disciplinary backgrounds.

Natural Disasters A Reference Handbook

Handbook of Cosmic Hazards and Planetary Defense. Cham, Switzerland:
Springer International. The 51 essays in this book explore virtually every
conceivable natural disaster that could occur on Earth as a result of
extraterrestrial events, ...

Author: David E. Newton

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440867623

Category: Nature

Page: 340

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This book provides a detailed introduction to natural disasters and the ways in which they have had and continue to have, profound effects on human society. • Provides readers with a sound background in the science and technology of major natural disasters, such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and forest fires • Traces the development of human understanding of the causes and nature of such events • Discusses the ways in which natural events such as changing weather patterns may interact with human decisions and actions that lead to complex forms of disaster • Provides background on the specific contributions of individuals and organizations within the field that have yielded our mature understanding of the nature and impact of natural disaster • Suggests a host of practical resources to use in an extended study of the topic

Space Mining and Its Regulation

Space scientists, astronomers, and others concerned with cosmic hazards and
planetary defense are interested in ... into Earth.4 4Joseph N. Pelton and Firooz
Alidadi, editors, Chapter One: Introduction, Handbook of Cosmic Hazards and ...

Author: Ram S. Jakhu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319392468

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 181

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This book addresses the complex technical challenges presented by remote space mining in terms of robotics, remote power systems, space transport, IT and communications systems, and more. It also addresses the difficult oversight and regulatory issues that face states and non-state enterprises that would take on the perilous task of obtaining natural resources from the Moon and asteroids. An increasing number of countries are becoming involved in space-related activities that were previously carried out primarily by the United States and the USSR (now the Russian Federation). How these regulatory endeavors might be handled in international treaties, standards, codes of conduct or other means have become a truly international political issue. And there is yet another issue. In the past, space activities traditionally fell under the exclusive domain of government. But the last few years have seen the emergence of the private sector of "space entrepreneurs." This poses many challenges for the pre-existing governance regimes and state-based conceptions of international law. This book examines the adequacies and ambiguities in treaty provisions and national laws and in currently accepted practices involving the growing exploration and exploitation of space-based natural resources.

Steering Human Evolution

(2015) Handbook of cosmic hazards and planetary defense. Cham, Switzerland:
Springer. Pence, G.E. (1998) Who's afraid of human cloning? Lanham, MD:
Rowman and Littlefield. Petersen, C.C. (2017) Space exploration: Past, present, ...

Author: Yehezkel Dror

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1000055590

Category: Social Science

Page: 198

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Humanity must steer its evolution. As human knowledge moves a step ahead of Darwin’s theories, this book presents the emergence of human-made meta-evolution shaping our alternative futures. This novel process poses fateful challenges to humanity, which require regulation of emerging science and technology which may endanger the future of our species. However, to do so successfully, a novel ‘humanity-craft’ has to be developed; main ideologies and institutions need redesign; national sovereignty has to be limited; a decisive global regime becomes essential; some revaluation of widely accepted norms becomes essential; and a novel type of political leader, based on merit in addition to public support, is urgently needed. Taking into account the strength of nationalism and vested interests, it may well be that only catastrophes will teach humanity to metamorphose into a novel epoch without too high transition costs. But initial steps, such as United Nation reforms, are urgent in order to contain calamities and may soon become feasible. Being both interdisciplinary and based on personal experience of the author, this book adds up to a novel paradigm on steering human evolution. It will be of great interest to scholars and researchers of modern history, evolution sciences, future studies, political science, philosophy of action, and science and technology. It will also be of wide appeal to the general reader anxious about the future of life on Earth. Comments on the Corona pandemic add to the book’s concrete significance.

Promoting Productive Cooperation Between Space Lawyers and Engineers

... Handbook of Cosmic Hazards and Planetary Defense. Cham, Switzerland:
Springer. Klinkrad, H., Beltrami, P., Hauptmann, S., Martin, C., Sdunnus, H.,
Stokes, H., ... Wilkinson, J. (2004). The ESA space debris mitigation handbook
2002.

Author: Nakarada Pecujlic, Anja

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522572570

Category: Law

Page: 339

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A major non-technical challenge of space activities is ensuring productive cooperation, communication, and understanding between the engineers who design the mission and the space lawyers who cover its relevant legal aspects. Though both groups usually attain some level of understanding, it is only achieved after many years of experience in the space industry and through repeated contact with topics relevant to their projects. A basic understanding of the most important legal and technical aspects acquired earlier in their careers can facilitate better cooperation and more efficient development of space projects. Promoting Productive Cooperation Between Space Lawyers and Engineers is a pivotal reference source that provides vital insights into basic legal and technical topics and challenges that occur while planning and conducting typical space activities. The book uses high-profile space missions as examples and highlights the major technical aspects of these missions and the legal issues applied to these missions. While highlighting topics such as planetary settlements, policy perspectives, and suborbital spaceflight, this publication is ideally designed for lawyers, engineers, academicians, students, and professionals.

Radiation Effects Design Handbook Section 2 Thermal control Coatings

Hence , the cosmic - ray - induced damage is regarded as being a very minor
hazard . Geomagnetically Trapped Radiation . For orbits near the earth ( up to
approximately 20 , 000 nautical miles ( nm ) or 23 , 000 statute miles ( sm ) in
altirudel ...

Author: N. J. Broadway

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This document contains summarized information relating to steady-state radiation effects on thermal-control coatings. The radiation includes nuclear, charged particles and ultraviolet. The data will provide useful information to the design engineer responsible for choosing thermal-control coatings in space applications.

International Aerospace Abstracts

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X Ray Technician

Even when a useful purpose is served , whether in industry , in national defense ,
or in the practice of medicine , all ... The question which we must answer in this
paper is : What can we do to eliminate or , at least , minimize the radiation
hazards ? ... x - ray unit should be familiar with the recommendations contained
in the National Bureau of Standards Handbook 60 . ... Living in a balloon might
avoid radi - ation from the earth ' s crust but would only increase exposure to
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Readers Guide to Periodical Literature

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An author subject index to selected general interest periodicals of reference value in libraries.

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reconstruction . 381868 Cesar ... 382963 Chadwick , Bruce A . Statistical
handbook on racial groups in the United States . ... 38 - 3128 Chaisson , Eric J .
Cosmic evolution .

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Collected Papers by Members of the Staff of the International Health Board

of actual hazard . ... are actually less than those associated with the exposure to
natural radioactivity from the earth's crust , the potassium - 40 of the body , and
the cosmic rays coming from outside the earth . ... National Bureau of Standards
Handbook 52 , 1953 . ... The Fallout Problem In Civil Defense Planning 1 John C.
500.

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Category: Medicine

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Consists of reprints of articles from various journals.

Collected Papers on Medicine and Public Health by Members of the Staff of the Rockefeller Foundation

of actual hazard . ... less than those associated with the exposure to natural
radioactivity from the earth's crust , the potassium - 40 of the body , and the
cosmic rays coming from outside the earth . ... National Bureau of Standards
Handbook 52 , 1953 4. ... The Fallout Problem In Civil Defense Planning John C.
Bugher 500.

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Consists of reprints of articles from various journals.

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A Beginner ' s Guide to the Universe , 252 Help Yourself : Choices in Foods and
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NASA SP

Handbook of Geophysics for Air Force Designers . ... Defense Research
Laboratories , Santa Barbara , Calif . ... II , appendix B. An Analysis of Rocket and
Earth Satellite Measurements of Micrometeoric Influx . ... GOETTELMAN , R. C .;
SOFTKY , S. D .; ARNOLD , J. S .; AND FARRAND , W. B .: The Meteoroid and
Cosmic - Ray Environment of Space Vehicles and ... Direct Evaluation of
Meteoroid Hazard .

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RESOURCES ... AVOIDANCE WARNING SYSTEM ; Integrated multi - function
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ground hazards .

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Page: 416

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INIS Atomindex

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