Understanding Space An Introduction to Astronautics

ISBN-10: 0073407755
ISBN-13: 9780073407753
Edition: 3rd 2005 (Revised)
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Description: This is an introductory text in astronautics. It contains historical background and a discussion of space missions, space environment, orbits, atmospheric entry, spacecraft design, spacecraft subsystems, and space operations. It features section  More...

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Book details

List price: $94.67
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Create (TM)
Publication date: 9/8/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 800
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.872
Language: English

This is an introductory text in astronautics. It contains historical background and a discussion of space missions, space environment, orbits, atmospheric entry, spacecraft design, spacecraft subsystems, and space operations. It features section reviews summarizing key concepts, terms, and equations, and is extensively illustrated with many photos, figures, and examples Space law, politics,and economics This is a truly user-friendly, full-color text focused on understanding concepts and practical applications but written in a down-to-earth, engaging manner that painlessly helps you understand complex topics. It is laid out with multi-color highlights for key terms and ideas, reinforced with detailed example problems, and supported by detailed section reviews summarizing key concepts, terms, and equations.

Space missions History of space Orbits and interplanetary trajectories Atmospheric re-entry Space system engineering Spacecraft subsystems Sapce operations and support Economics of space Satellite communications

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