How Spacecraft Fly Spaceflight Without Formulae

ISBN-10: 0387765719

ISBN-13: 9780387765716

Edition: 2009

Authors: Graham Swinerd

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The aim of this popular science text is to explain aerodynamic and astrodynamic flight without the use of mathematics, in an informal style, for non-technical readers who are interested in spaceflight and spacecraft.. The book will open with a concise introductory chapter, chronicling the space age up to the present, and a brief forward look into near-future developments. Chapter 2 provides the historical context upon which the current developments in spaceflight have been built. Orbital motion will be introduced in Chapter 3, and how to get there using launch vehicles is addressed in Chapter 4. Chapters 5 and 6 look at how spacecraft are designed, and Chapter 7 addresses the additional design constraints imposed if the spacecraft has a human crew on board. Chapter 8 gives examples of current and proposed spacecraft missions, both Earth orbiting and interplanetary. Chapter 9 will look at near future manned flight developments for example, a mission to Mars and/or space tourism. The book closes with a concluding chapter, which reflects on prospects for the future of robotic and manned space exploration.
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Book details

List price: $27.50
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 10/20/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
A Brief History of Space
Basic Orbits
Real Orbits
Beyond Circles and Ellipses
Getting to Orbit
Something About Environment
Spacecraft Design
Subsystem Design: I Like Your Attitude
More Subsystem Design
Space in the 21st Century
Space: The Final Frontier?
Index
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