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Space Department: 40th Anniversary Issue
Volume 20, Number 4 (October–December 1999)

The history of the Space Department has been well chronicled, and much of that inprevious issues of this publication. For this anniversary issue, we set out to identify andemphasize the major thrusts that are important to the Department, that have evolvedthrough our past to the present, and that will continue into the future. It is our hopethat this issue captures this purpose with due respect to the accomplishments of theearly days, but emphasizing the Space Department as it is today.


Guest Editor's Introduction

W. L. Ebert and R. W. McEntire

Richard B. Kershner: Aphorisms

APL's Space Department After 40 Years: An Overview

S. M. Krimigis

Defining the Problem and Designing the Mission: An Evolutionary Process

C. O. Bostrom

The System Approach to Successful Space Mission Development

E. J. Hoffman and G. H. Fountain

Quality and Reliability: APL's Key to Mission Success

W. L. Ebert and E. J. Hoffman

Forty Years of Space Mission Management

T. B. Coughlin, M. C. Chiu, and J. Dassoulas

Mission Operations

G. E. Baer, R. J. Harvey, M. E. Holdridge, R. K. Huebschman, and E. H. Rodberg

Flight Software in the Space Department: A Look at the Past and a View Toward the Future

H. Malcom and H. K. Utterback

Themes and Trends in Space Science Data Processing and Visualization

S. R. Nylund and D. B. Holland


Radiation Belts and Beyond

D. J. Williams, B. H. Mauk, D. G. Mitchell, E. C. Roelof, and L. J. Zanetti

Auroral Imaging and Space-Based Optical Remote Sensing

L. J. Paxton and C. -I. Meng

Solar Physics at APL

D. M. Rust

Planetary Science at APL

A. F. Cheng

Advancing Our Understanding of the Atmosphere and Ionosphere Using Remote Sensing Techniques

R. A. Greeenwald, S. A. Lloyd, P. T. Newell, L. J. Paxton, and J. -H. Yee

Ocean Remote Sensing Research and Applications at APL

R. F. Gasparovic, R. K. Raney, and R. C. Beal


Advanced Space Instruments

R. E. Gold and R. E. Jenkins

Advanced Spacecraft Technology Program

R. E. Jenkins

The APL Space Department in the World Community

C. O. Bostrom and R. W. McEntire


Writing and Research and Development Awards

L. L. Maier-Tyler

Publications, Presentations, and Colloquia

Author and Subject Indexes: 1995-1999

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