THE SKYLARK ROCKET BRITISH SPACE SCIENCE AND THE EUROPEAN SPACE RESEARCH ORGANISATION 1957-1972, Editions BEAUCHESNE

THE SKYLARK ROCKET BRITISH SPACE SCIENCE AND THE EUROPEAN SPACE RESEARCH ORGANISATION 1957-1972



THE SKYLARK ROCKET BRITISH SPACE SCIENCE AND THE EUROPEAN SPACE RESEARCH ORGANISATION 1957-1972
Matthew GODWIN
EAN/ISBN : 9782701015118
Nb de pages : 312 p
Année : 2008
59.00 €
By the time the last Skylark rocket was launched in 2005, nearly 450 launches had been carried out in the nearly 50 year lifetime of the programme. The Skylark is a largely unsung hero of the UK space programme - in fact its use went far beyond the UK as it was used also by NASA, ESRO and German and Swedish space organisations.
It was launched from sites in Europe, Australia and South America. It was used for research, amongst others, in fields such as atmospheric studies, astronomy and microgravity, as well as for technology proving.
Furthermore, it contributed to the training of a whole generation of space scientists and engineers.
Matthew Godwin has skilfully and authoritatively charted the first 15 years of the development of the Skylark programme from its genesis deep in the Cold War era, through the machinations of Government and the Civil
Service through to its extensive use by the European Space Research Organisation. He has done a great service not only to the specialists whose careers have been involved with the Skylark programme but anyone with a professional or even just passing interest in space research, science and politics.

L'auteur :
Matthew Godwin is currently Research Associate in the Department of Economics, Management School, Lancaster University.
This book is based on his doctoral thes is which formed a component part of the extended European Space Agency History Project.
The thesis was supervised as part of a collaborative arrangement between the Centre for Contemporary British History at the Institute of Historical Research, University of London, and the Science Museum, London.



SOMMAIRE

Foreword
Abstract
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Introduction
Context
Literature Review
Methodology
Overview
Chapter 1 : The Genesis of Skylark
Ministry of Supply Programmes
The Royal Society's Gassiot Committee
The Gassiot Programme and the Ballistic Missile Age
Space Race: The International Geophysical Year
Establishing Space Research
Conclusion
Chapter 2 : Skylark and the Early British Space-Research Programme
Organising for Britain in Space
Financial Control: The Treasury, Skylark and the Royal Society
The Treasury, Skylark and the Ministry of Aviation
The Brain Drain
The Second ACSP Space Report:
Science vs Space Expenditure
Conclusion
Chapter 3 : The Foreign Office and Space Research
A European Space Programme
Framing Plans for International Co-operation
Making Policy
Britain at the "Top Table" : Science and Foreign Policy
US Approved
Conclusion
Chapter 4 : Diplomatic Problems
Australian Collaboration
Skylarks for NASA
Treasury Tactics
Conclusion
Chapter 5 : The ESRO Negotiations
Rockets among the Reindeer: Kiruna
Making ESRO Concrete:
Negotiating the ESRO establishment locations
Conclusion
Chapter 6 : Skylark: Science and Technology
The Technological Background to Skylark
The Rocket Motor
The Launching Tower and Early Launches
Skylark and Science
Other Aspects of Skylark and Space Science
Conclusion
Chapter 7 : Space Research and The Civil Science Administration
UK Civil Science Structure
The Organisation of Space Research
The Minister for Science
The Zuckerman-Gibb Report
Space Research and the Trend Report:
The Space Research Management Unit
Conclusion
Chapter 8 : The Trend Enquiry
The First Meeting
The DSIR and Space Research
Evidence on the Space-Research Programme
Other Evidence to the Enquiry
Publication of the Report
Conclusion
Chapter 9 : Skylark, ESRO and Industry
Skylarks for ESRO
Skylarks for Australia
Skylark and Industry
Stabilised Skylarks
Skylarks for Argentina
The End of the ESRO Sounding-Rocket Programme
Chapter 10 : Space Policy, 1965-1972
The "White Heat"
Space Reviews
ESRO and Juste Retour
The Estimates Committee Report
Space, the Technology Gap and Europe
The Single Minister Concept
The Late 1960s and the end of ESRO
Conclusion

Conclusion
Final Comments
Bibliography
List of Persons Mentioned
Administration
Chronology
List of RAE Diagrams, Illustrations and Photographs
Index of names




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