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Jane's Space Recognition Guide

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Apparently this was published in 2008, and no, it is not a book full of blank black pages, either.

Some info here: http://www.harpercollins.co.uk/Titles/34423/space-recognition-guide-peter-bond-9780007232963

I haven't really gotten into it yet, but given that I got a brand new copy for $8 at a used book store, it looks like a very handy little reference guide. Here's the chapter listings, which will give you an idea of what's covered:

SPACE AGENCIES
SELECTED HISTORIC MISSIONS
HISTORIC LAUNCHERS
CURRENT/FUTURE LAUNCHERS
LAUNCH SITES
CIVIL COMMUNICATIONS & APPLICATIONS SATELLITES
MILITARY SATELLITES
SCIENTIFIC SATELLITES (ASTRONOMY AND SOLAR SYSTEM)
EARTH REMOTE SENSING SATELLITES
HUMAN SPACEFLIGHT
FUTURES

All in all it is a really amusing book, and there is a lot of interesting data inside the 400 or so pages.
 
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