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Space Environment and Its Effects on Space Systems

ISBN-10: 1563479265
ISBN-13: 9781563479267
Edition: 2008
Authors: V. L. Pisacane
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Book details

List price: $94.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 300
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

This textbook will help students and professionals understand the space environment and its impacts on spacecraft design, engineering, and performance. While the primary emphasis of the book is on the Earth's environment and its effects on spacecraft, it also addresses the extraterrestrial environment and the effects of radiation on humans in space.

Preface
Introduction
Overview
Failures Caused by the Space Environment
Risk Management
Reliability and Quality Assurance
Parts Reliability
References
Problems
Solutions
Overview of the Solar System
Introduction
Planets of the Solar System
Asteroids
Comets
Meteoroids
Celestial Mechanics
References
Problems
Solutions
Celestial Mechanics
The Sun
Introduction
Structure of the Sun
Solar Activity
Heliosphere and the Solar Wind
Solar Energy
Surface Interactions with Light
Solar Simulators
References
Problems
Solutions
Periodic Table
Magnetic and Electric Fields
Introduction
Fundamentals
Dipole Field
Planetary Magnetic Fields
Magnetic Activity
Magnetic Field Interactions with Spacecraft Systems
Magnetometers
Earth's Electric Field
References
Bibliography
Problems
Solutions
Gravitational Fields
Introduction
Newton's Law of Gravitation
Higher Order Gravitational Potential
Gravitational Models
Liquid and Solid Body Tides
Precession of Satellite Motion
Gravity-Gradient Forces
References
Problems
Solutions
Magnetosphere
Introduction
Earth's Magnetosphere
Radiation Environment
Galactic Cosmic Rays
Solar Particle Events
References
Problems
Solutions
Neutral Environment
Introduction
Gas Laws
Kinetic Theory of Gases
Effusion
Earth's Atmosphere
Pressure Variation with Altitude
Planetary Atmospheres
Effect on Propagation
Atomic Oxygen
Aerodynamic Force
Atmospheric Models
Effect of Oxygen on Humans
Definitions and Background
Background to Kinetic Theory of Gases
References
Problems
Solutions
Plasma Interactions
Introduction
Plasma Characteristics
Planetary Ionospheres
Earth's Ionosphere
Propagation in a Plasma
Sputtering
Spacecraft Charging
Spacecraft Grounding
References
Problems
Solutions
Radiation Interactions
Introduction
Radiation from Onboard Nuclear Devices
Natural Space Radiation Environment
Photon Interactions
Neutron Interactions
Charged Particle Attenuation
Radiation Effects on Materials
Radiobiology
References
Problems
Solutions
Spacecraft Contamination
Introduction
Material Outgassing
Cleanliness Levels
Clean Room Cleanliness
Contamination Control Program
Contamination Analysis
Contamination Assessments
Planetary Protection
References
Problems
Solutions
Meteoroids and Space Debris
Introduction
Meteoroids and Debris Observations
Meteoroid Environment and Models
Debris Environment and Models
Debris Mitigation
Collision Probabilities
Hypervelocity Impact Physics
Shields and Bumpers
References
Problems
Solutions
Thermal Control
Introduction
Spacecraft Thermal Environments
Heat Convection
Heat Conduction
Heat Radiation
Spacecraft Thermal Control Components
Spacecraft Design
Thermal Analysis Equations for Earth Satellites
Steady-State Thermal Analysis
Transient Thermal Analysis
References
Problems
Solutions
Units, Conversion Factors, and Constants
Basic SI Units
SI Prefixes
SI Derived Units
Derived from SI Derived Units
Selected Conversion Factors
Constants
Astrophysical Parameters
Index
Supporting Materials

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