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The business of space

Explore the latest trends and commercial opportunities associated with designing, building, launching and exploiting space-based technologies

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AAS–IOP Astronomy

The new ebook collection from the American Astronomical Society (AAS) and IOP Publishing supports the AAS mission "to share humanity's scientific knowledge of the universe"

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Extreme-Temperature and Harsh-Environment Electronics

Electronic devices and circuits are employed by a range of industries in testing conditions from extremes of high- or low-temperature, in chemically corrosive environments, subject to shock and vibration or exposure to radiation. This book describes the diverse measures necessary to make electronics capable of coping with such situations as well as to gainfully exploit any new phenomena that take place only under these conditions.

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Electrostatic Phenomena on Planetary Surfaces

The diverse planetary environments in the solar system react in somewhat different ways to the encompassing influence of the Sun. These different interactions define the electrostatic phenomena that take place on and near planetary surfaces. The desire to understand the electrostatic environments of planetary surfaces goes beyond scientific inquiry. These environments have enormous implications for both human and robotic exploration of the solar system.

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Space Weather

Major space-weather events can have a profound impact on critical Earth-based infrastructures such as power grids and civil aviation. This book offers an insight into our current understanding of space weather, and how we can use that knowledge to mitigate the risks it poses for Earth-based technologies. It also identifies some key challenges for future space-weather research, and considers how emerging technologies may introduce new risks that will drive continuing investigation.

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New era beckons for multimessenger astronomy

When LIGO detected gravitational waves from the collision of two neutron stars on 17 August 2017, more than 70 telescopes and observatories operating across the full electromagnetic spectrum trained their sights on the merger and its aftermath. This collection traces the route to that single event, and explores what it means for the future of multimessenger astronomy.

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