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Inventing a Space Mission

The Story of the Herschel Space Observatory

  • Vincent Minier
  • Roger-Maurice Bonnet
  • Vincent Bontems
  • Thijs de Graauw
  • Matt Griffin
  • Frank Helmich
  • Göran Pilbratt
  • Sergio Volonte

Part of the ISSI Scientific Report Series book series (ISSI, volume 14)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Vincent Minier, Roger-Maurice Bonnet, Vincent Bontems, Thijs de Graauw, Matt Griffin, Frank Helmich et al.
    Pages 1-8
  3. Vincent Minier, Roger-Maurice Bonnet, Vincent Bontems, Thijs de Graauw, Matt Griffin, Frank Helmich et al.
    Pages 9-43
  4. Vincent Minier, Roger-Maurice Bonnet, Vincent Bontems, Thijs de Graauw, Matt Griffin, Frank Helmich et al.
    Pages 45-81
  5. Vincent Minier, Roger-Maurice Bonnet, Vincent Bontems, Thijs de Graauw, Matt Griffin, Frank Helmich et al.
    Pages 83-122
  6. Vincent Minier, Roger-Maurice Bonnet, Vincent Bontems, Thijs de Graauw, Matt Griffin, Frank Helmich et al.
    Pages 123-137
  7. Vincent Minier, Roger-Maurice Bonnet, Vincent Bontems, Thijs de Graauw, Matt Griffin, Frank Helmich et al.
    Pages 139-157
  8. Vincent Minier, Roger-Maurice Bonnet, Vincent Bontems, Thijs de Graauw, Matt Griffin, Frank Helmich et al.
    Pages 159-181
  9. Vincent Minier, Roger-Maurice Bonnet, Vincent Bontems, Thijs de Graauw, Matt Griffin, Frank Helmich et al.
    Pages 183-211
  10. Vincent Minier, Roger-Maurice Bonnet, Vincent Bontems, Thijs de Graauw, Matt Griffin, Frank Helmich et al.
    Pages 213-229
  11. Vincent Minier, Roger-Maurice Bonnet, Vincent Bontems, Thijs de Graauw, Matt Griffin, Frank Helmich et al.
    Pages 231-259
  12. Vincent Minier, Roger-Maurice Bonnet, Vincent Bontems, Thijs de Graauw, Matt Griffin, Frank Helmich et al.
    Pages 261-268
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 269-280

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Herschel space observatory Innovation in large space missions Knowledge management space technology Large Space telescope Large mirrors in space Large space missions Bolometer array Heterodyne receiver

Authors and affiliations

  • Vincent Minier
    • 1
  • Roger-Maurice Bonnet
    • 2
  • Vincent Bontems
    • 3
  • Thijs de Graauw
    • 4
  • Matt Griffin
    • 5
  • Frank Helmich
    • 6
  • Göran Pilbratt
    • 7
  • Sergio Volonte
    • 8
  1. 1.Département d’astrophysique/IrfuCEA Paris-SaclayGif-sur-YvetteFrance
  2. 2.International Space Science InstituteBernSwitzerland
  3. 3.Larsim/IrfuCEA Paris-SaclayGif-sur-YvetteFrance
  4. 4.ESO-ChileSantiago de ChileChile
  5. 5.School of Physics and AstronomyCardiff UniversityCardiffUnited Kingdom
  6. 6.SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research & University of GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands
  7. 7.ESTEC, Scientific Support OfficeEuropean Space AgencyNoordwijkThe Netherlands
  8. 8.International Space Science InstituteBernSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-60024-6
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-60023-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-60024-6
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