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 Ari Abramovich Sternfeld

Ari Abramovich Sternfeld

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Death 5 Jul 1980 (aged 75)
Burial Moscow, Moscow Federal City, Russia
Memorial ID 100127155 · View Source
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Pioneer of Soviet space, born in the small Polish town of old Sieradz, near Lodz, in a merchant family of moderate means. According to the genealogy book, his distant ancestor of the father was a famous Jewish philosopher, astronomer and physician Moses Maimonides (1135 - 1204). Interest in the physical sciences, he emerged very early school courses of physics and mathematics was not enough for him, and he began attending evening classes on the theory of relativity. At the same time, he has the first ideas of space flight. After finishing high school, he goes to the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, but it finished in 1924, the first year, decided to continue his education in France, at the University of Nancy, famed for its high level of teaching of Science. After three years, he receive a diploma in mechanical engineering, while working in French companies and makes some major inventions. All the time, not employed, he devotes space program by enrolling in the doctoral program at the Sorbonne. However, when all the preparatory work for the dissertation on interplanetary missions has been completed, his supervisor said that they can not take the responsibility for the research subjects far removed from reality. With the publication of "Introduction", the term "space exploration" first appeared in Russian. Sternfeld found it more successful than the "astronautics" (Astronautical). In his view, "the definition of science that studies the movement in the interplanetary space, should give an idea of the environment in which it is assumed movement (space) instead of one of its possible uses (stars)." In the book contains the fundamental results of the theoretical work Sternfeld estimated most effective trajectories and velocities of space flight. He, in particular, propose and justify a non-traditional, so-called "bypass" the trajectory of the spacecraft, called "shternfeldovskoy." In this case, the unit will not be sent directly to the goal, and the bypassing of it, away from it for a considerable distance, and only then return to the target. The flight path and increasing, but the fuel economy, which in some cases is the deciding factor.


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 100127155
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ari Abramovich Sternfeld (14 May 1905–5 Jul 1980), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100127155, citing Novodevichy Cemetery, Moscow, Moscow Federal City, Russia ; Maintained by julia&keld (contributor 46812479) .