Space Exploration

Space exploration is both an international and a commercial effort; several countries, companies, and multinational organizations operate hundreds of Earth observation and information exchange platforms near and beyond Earth's orbital plane. RAND research assists policymakers in planning the most efficient and cost-effective strategy for advancing space exploration and cooperation for both military and commercial benefits.

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    The Economic Importance of Space Technology

    A discussion of the economic implications of space exploration. The author states that if glamour displaces science in guiding national policy, the results may be disappointing.

    Dec 31, 1961

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    Journal Article

    Solar-stream Distortion of the Geomagnetic Field and Polar Electrojets

    Solar stream distortion of the geomagnetic field, polar auroras, electrojets.

    Dec 31, 1960

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    Probing space: the astronomer's view.

    An examination of the opportunities that space flight will afford astronomers and of the importance of properly planning space exploration. Astronomy's principal concern-the study of light from celestial bodies-may be carried out from satellite and ...

    Dec 31, 1958

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    Space Flight Trajectories, Navigation, and Maneuvers

    A discussion of space-flight trajectories and types of flight, with special attention to operation in an earth-moon environment.

    Dec 31, 1957

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    A Photographic System for Close-Up Lunar Exploration

    A description of a photographic system that may be used to obtain pictures of either the visible or hidden side of the moon from an early space vehicle.

    Dec 31, 1957

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    Jonathan Balk

    Research Assistant
    Education B.S. in aerospace engineering, University of California-Los Angeles

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    Moon Kim

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.A. in international science and technology policy, George Washington University; B.S. in finance and economics, University of Maryland, College Park

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    Chad J. R. Ohlandt

    Senior Engineer
    Education Ph.D. in aerospace engineering and scientific computing, University of Michigan; M.S. in aerospace engineering, Pennsylvania State University; S.B. in astronautical engineering, M.I.T.

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    Jan Osburg

    Senior Engineer
    Education Ph.D. in aerospace engineering, University of Stuttgart; M.S. in aerospace engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology