Contents of the Journal of the British Interplanetary Society for Volume 17

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Volume 17 1959-60

Author Co-Authors Title Page
Editorial - The New Journal Format 1
D. G. King-Hele, M.A. Mrs. D. M. C. Walker Methods for Predicting the Orbits of Near Earth-Satellites 2
D. J. Cashmore, M.Sc., F.B.I.S. C. N. Gordon, B.Sc Manned Navigation and Guidance in the Solar System 4
T. R. F. Nonweiler, B.Sc., A.F.R.Ae.S., A.F.I.A.S., F.B.I.S Perturbation of Elliptic Orbits by Atmospheric Contact. IL—Some Deductions from Observations of the Orbits of the First Russian Satellites 14
Donald H. Robey, B.S., Dip.Comm.Eng Meteoritic Dust and Ground Simulation of Impact on Space Vehicles 21
Correspondence 30
B.I.S. News 34
Joint Activities 35
Personal Notes 35
Book Reviews 40
Editorial - The British Space research Programme 41
F. A. Smith, Grad. I. Mech.E., F.B.I.S The Venus Probe 42
D. J. Cashmore, M.Sc., F.B.I.S Minimum Gravitational Losses for Rocket Motion near a Planetary Surface 52
Gilbert Fielder, B.Sc., Ph.D., F.R.A.S., F.B.I.S The Physical Nature of the Surface of the Moon 57
M. H. Briggs, B.Sc., F.R.A.S., M.B.I.S The Detection of Planets at Interstellar Distances 59
Annual General Meetings: Agendas 61
Accounts 62
B.I.S. News 63
Joint Activities 64
Personal Notes 64
Editorials - Publication of the Journal 77
Richard Bellman, Ph.D. Stuart Dreyfus, B.S An Application of Dynamic Programming to the Determination of Optimal Satellite Trajectories 78
Professor William T. Thomson Orbits of Artificial Satellites 83
Irvin G. Henry, M.S., F.B.I.S Range and Accuracy of Long Range Ballistic Missiles 88
Professor Robert M. L. Baker, Jnr., M.A., Ph.D., F.B.I.S Accuracy Required for a Return from Interplanetary Voyages 93
Correspondence 98
Report of Council for the Year Ended 31 December 1958 102
Commonwealth News 105
B.I.S. News 106
Book Reviews 111
Editorials - 10th IAC 113
Sterge T. Demetriades, A.B., M.S., Mech.Eng A Novel System for Spaceflight Using a Propulsive Fluid Accumulator 114
Robert E. Wallace, M.S., Ph.D Graphic Solution of Some Earth Satellite Problems by Use of the Stereographic Net 120
Louis G. Vargo, M.S., F.B.I.S A Generalization of the Minimum Impulse Theorem to the Restricted Three-Body Problem 124
Professor John S. Rinehart, Ph.D Basic Design Criteria for Moon Building 126
A. D. Wasel, A.B., M.Ed., Ph.D Orbital Elements, Trajectory Simulation, and Prediction for Earth Satellites 130
Olgierd Wolczek, F.B.I.S Some Remarks on Free Radicals and Their Possible Use in Rocket Propulsion 133
A. P. Willmore, B.Sc., Ph.D Astronomical Measurements with Rockets, Satellites and Balloons 137
Correspondence 140
Fourteenth Annual General Meeting, London, 17 July 1959 144
B.I.S. News 145
Obituaries 147
Joint Activities 148
Diary 149
Personal Notes 149
Book Reviews 155
Editorials - Britain and Space 157
W. T. Blackband, M.Sc., A.M.I.E.E Radio Communication with a Space Probe 159
D. G. Ewart, B.Sc., Ph.D., F.R.A.S On the Motion of a Particle about an Oblate Spheroid 162
Norman J. Bowman, Ph.D., M.B.I.S Replaceable Solid Propellent Cartridges for Emergency Power in Space 169
Correspondence 172
Book Reviews 192
Editorials - Salute Trieste! 193
Professor G. Leitmann, Ph.D., F.B.I.S Establishment of a Circular Satellite Orbit by Double Impulse 194
H. H. C. Chang, B.Sc., Ph.D. M. C. Smith, Ph.D On the Drag of a Spherical Satellite Moving in a Partially Ionized Atmosphere 199
Donald H. Robey, B.S., Dip.Com.Eng Ice in Space 205
Correspondence 216
B.I.S. News 218
Personalities 222
Diary 224
Joint Activities 224
Editorials - Participation of the UK in Space Flight Development European Collaboration 237
E. W. Still, B.Sc., Ph.D., A.C.G.I., A.M.I.Mech.E., F.R.Ae.S., F.B.I.S High Altitude Chambers and Pressure Suits and Their Part in Manned Flight to the Moon 239
Editorials - Blue Streak 277
Editorials - Space Medicine Symposium 278
Professor Carl-Johan Clemedson, M.D., F.B.I.S Some Blast Studies with Application to Explosive Decompression 279
M. P. Lansberg, M.D., F.I.C.S Some Consequences of Weightlessness and Artificial Weight 285
Hilding Bjurstedt, M.D Effects of Prolonged Exposure to Positive g Loadings on the Pulmonary Gas Exchange 288
Flt. Lt. J. C. Guignard, M.B., Ch.B.. F.B.I.S The Physiological Effects of Transient Mechanical Forces : A Review of Their Relevance to Astronautics 290
Sqn. Ldr. T. C. D. Whiteside Vision and Orientation at Extreme Altitudes 292
Flt. Lt. J. Billingham, B.M., B.Ch., M.A Man's Thermal Environment during Interplanetary Travel 293
Flt. Lt. J. Billingham, B.M., B.Ch., M.A Heat Exchange between Man and His Environment on the Surface of the Moon 297
K. F. Jackson, B.Sc., Ph.D., Dip.Psych Impairment of Human Performance in Control 301
Cdr. George W. Hoover, B.S., U.S.N The Man-Machine System in Space Vehicles 304
Cyril Cunningham, B.A The Effects of Sensory Impoverishment. Confinement and Sleep Deprivation 311
S. W. F. Hanson, M.Sc.. F.R.I.C., Dip.Ed., M.I.Biol Some Problems of Spaceflight Feeding 314
L. G. C. E. Pugh, B.M., B.Ch., M.A Human Factors in a Space Cabin. with Special References to Weight and Economy 317
A. S. Parkes, C.B.E., ScD., F.R.S. Audrey U. Smith, M.B., B.S., D.Sc Space Transport of Life in the Dried or Frozen State 319
A. E. Slater, M.A., M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P., F.B.I.S Avoiding the Radiation Belt 321
Space Medicine Symposium, London, 16-17 October 1958 324
Michael H. Briggs, M.S., F.R.A.S., F.B.I.S Some Nutritional Problems of Manned Spaceflight 325
The Need for a U.K. Space Programme 328
Correspondence 330
Accounts 332
Annual General Meetings: Agendas 332
B.I.S. News 334
Joint Activities 337
Obituaries 337
Book Reviews 348
Editorials - Our Society 349
Editorials - Recovery From Orbit 350
M. Vertregt, F.B.I.S Graphical Plotting of interplanetary Orbits 351
Professor G. Leitmann, Ph.D., F.B.I.S Note on "Establishment of a Circular Satellite Orbit by Double Impulse." 358
S. W. Greenwood, B.Sc., M.Eng., A.M.I.Mech.E., A.F.R.Ae.S., F.B.I.S A Note on Relay Satellites 360
Professor Suresh Chandra, M.Sc Optimum Frequency Selection for Interplanetary Communication 362
Irvin G. Henry, M.S., F.B.I.S Relative Effects of Propellent Density and of Specific Impulse on Rocket Performance 366
Norman J. Bowman, Ph.D., F.B.I.S. Edward H. Dingman An Environmental Conditioning System for a Manned Satellite 372
Correspondence 380
B.I.S. News 387
Joint Activities 387
Editorials - The Space Club 389
Michael H. Briggs, M.S., F.R.A.S., F.B.I.S. John P. Revill, B.Sc., M.B.I.S The Chemistry of Mars. I. The Atmosphere 391
D. G. Ewart, B.Sc., Ph.D., F.R.A.S On the Motion of a Particle about an Oblate Spheroid. II. Calculation of the Time of Flight 393
Donald H. Robey, B.S., Dip.Comm.Eng An Hypothesis on the Slow Moving Green Fireballs 398
Correspondence 411
Report of Council for the Year Ended 31 December 1959 412
Fifteenth Annual General Meeting, London, 15 July 1960 414
British Interplanetary Society Benevolent Fund Trust Deed 416
B.I.S. News 417
Joint Activities 417
Editorials - Eurospace 429
Professor John S. Rinehart, Ph.D Stresses Associated with Lunar Landings 431
J. A. Crane, B.Sc On the Motion of a Particle about an Oblate Spheroid. III. Parabolic and Highly Elliptic Orbits 437
Cyril E. S. Horsford, M.A., A.F.B.I.S Legal Liability in Space: An English View 440
I. B. Wright and S. Sullivan Proposals for a Pressurized Crew Environment Conditioning System for a Manned Orbital Vehicle 443
W. Short, Ph.D. and C. Sabin, M.S A Radioisotope Propulsion System 453
Michael H. Briggs, M.S., F.R.A.S., F.B.I.S. and John P. Revill, B.Sc., M.B.I.S The Chemistry of Mars II - The Surface 459
B.I.S. News 462
Joint Activities 463