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Title Inventing a Space Mission : the Story of the Herschel Space Observatory / Vincent Minier [and others].
Imprint Cham : Springer, 2017.

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Series ISSI Scientific Report Series ; v. 14
ISSI scientific report series ; v. 14.
Subject Herschel Space Observatory (Spacecraft)
Space vehicles -- Inventories.
Space vehicles -- Design and construction.
Astronomy -- Europe.
Alt Name Minier, Vincent.
Bonnet, R.-M. (Roger-M.)
Bontems, Vincent.
Graauw, Th. de (Thijs de)
Griffin, M. J. (Matt J.)
Helmich, Frank P.
Pilbratt, Goran.
Volonte, Sergio.
Description 1 online resource (285 pages) : illustrations.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents General Introduction -- Creating the Strategic Framework for Herschel -- Science Evolution -- Overview of the Mission -- Innovation in Technology and Management:- Introduction to Innovations within Herschel -- Silicon Carbide (SiC) Telescope: History of an Invention -- Herschel Cryostat Customisation -- Far Infrared Bolometers and their Competitive Technical Lineages -- Heterodyne Receivers: Recurrent Synergy Between Ground and Space -- Management Organisation -- Conclusions.
Summary This book describes prominent technological achievements within a very successful space science mission: the Herschel space observatory. Focusing on the various processes of innovation it offers an analysis and discussion of the social, technological and scientific context of the mission that paved the way to its development. It addresses the key question raised by these processes in our modern society, i.e.: how knowledge management of innovation set the conditions for inventing the future? In that respect the book is based on a transdisciplinary analysis of the programmatic complexity of Herschel, with inputs from space scientists, managers, philosophers, and engineers. This book is addressed to decision makers, not only in space science, but also in other industries and sciences using or building large machines. It is also addressed to space engineers and scientists as well as students in science and management.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9783319600246 (electronic bk.)
3319600249 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-3-319-60024-6
OCLC # 1013824206
Additional Format Print version: Minier, Vincent. Inventing a Space Mission : The Story of the Herschel Space Observatory. Cham : Springer International Publishing AG, z. Hd. Alexander Grossmann, 2017 9783319600239