Understanding Space

Author: Jerry Jon Sellers
Publisher: AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics)
ISBN: 9780070570276
Format: PDF
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To understand orbits, spacecraft, and all the other elements that make up the fascinating field of astronautics -- just turn the pages of this book.

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Author: Jerry Sellers
Publisher: Learning Solutions
ISBN: 9780073407753
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Handbook of Space Technology

Author: Wilfried Ley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470742410
Format: PDF, Docs
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Twenty years since the first edition was published in the German language, and just over fifty years since the launch of the Earth’s first ever artificial satellite Sputnik 1, this third edition of the Handbook of Space Technology presents in fully integrated colour a detailed insight into the fascinating world of space for the first time in the English language. Authored by over 70 leading experts from universities, research institutions and the space industry, this comprehensive handbook describes the processes and methodologies behind the development, construction, operation and utilization of space systems, presenting the profound changes that have occurred in recent years in the engineering, materials, processes and even politics associated with space technologies and utilization. The individual chapters are self-contained, enabling the reader to gain a quick and reliable overview of a selected field; an extensive reference and keyword list helps those who wish to deepen their understanding of individual topics. Featuring superb, full colour illustrations and photography throughout, this interdisciplinary reference contains practical, hands-on engineering and planning information that will be invaluable to those on a career path within space technology, or simply for those of us who’d like to know more about this fascinating industry. Main section headings include: Introduction (historical overview, space missions) Fundamentals (orbital mechanics, aerothermodynamics/ reentry, space debris) Launch Vehicles (staged technologies, propulsion systems, launch infrastructure) Space Vehicle Subsystems (structure, energy supply, thermal controls, attitude control, communication) Aspects of Human Flight (man in space, life support systems, rendezvous and docking) Mission Operations (satellite operation, control center, ground station network) Utilization of Space (Earth observation, communication navigation, space astronomy, material sciences, space medicine, robotics) Configuration and Design of a Space Vehicle (mission concept, system concept, environmental simulation, system design, Galileo satellites) Management of Space Missions (project management, quality management, cost management, space law)

An Introduction to Space Weather

Author: Mark Moldwin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139467859
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Space weather is an emerging field of space science focused on understanding societal and technological impacts of the solar-terrestrial relationship. The Sun, which has tremendous influence on Earth's space environment, releases vast amounts of energy in the form of electromagnetic and particle radiation that can damage or destroy satellite, navigation, communication and power distribution systems. This textbook introduces the relationship between the Sun and Earth, and shows how it impacts our technological society. One of the first undergraduate textbooks on space weather aimed at non-science majors, it uses the practical aspects of space weather to introduce space physics and give students an understanding of the Sun-Earth relationship. Definitions of important terms are given throughout the text. Key concepts, supplements, and review questions are given at the end of each chapter to help students understand the materials covered. This textbook is ideal for introductory space physics courses.

Space Mission Analysis and Design

Author: James R. Wertz
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780792359012
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A practical handbook for space mission engineering: the process of defining mission parameters and refining requirements to meet the often fuzzy objectives of a space mission at minimum cost and risk.

LSC Understanding Space An Introduction to Astronautics Website

Author: Jerry Sellers
Publisher: Learning Solutions
ISBN: 9780077230302
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Understanding Space provides an excellent in-depth explanation of astronautic principles making it a must-have for undergrad aerospace students. This is an introductory text in astronautics designed for managers and young engineers new to the space field. The study of astronautics and space missions can appear difficult at times, but our goal is to bring space down to Earth and de-mystify it, so each reader understands the big picture with confidence. It contains historical background and a discussion of space missions, space environment, orbits, atmospheric entry, spacecraft design, spacecraft subsystems, and space operations. 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.

Cost effective Space Mission Operations

Author: Daryl G. Boden
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Primis Custom Pub
ISBN: 9780070063822
Format: PDF
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This text describes the relationship between mission opera- tions and the other elements of the space mission. It defines the process that translates mission objectives and requirements into a viable mission operations concept. It describes how interplanetary, international, microsatellite, and crewed missions operate.

Elements of Space Technology for Aerospace Engineers

Author: Rudolph X. Meyer
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780124929401
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book is written to give aerospace professionals and students a thorough understanding of the aerospace aspects of space programs. The book focuses on deriving results from the primary physics and engineering fundamentals necessary to understand and design space-based systems. State-of-the-art descriptions of U.S. and international space technologies and systems from this rapidly changing field, are included whenever they add permanent validity to the book.

Optical Payloads for Space Missions

Author: Shen-En Qian
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111894514X
Format: PDF
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A comprehensive reference covering optical payloads in space missions, with contributions from global experts ∗ Covers various applications, including earth observation, communications, navigation, weather, and science satellites and deep space exploration ∗ Each chapter covers one or more specific optical payload ∗ Contains a review chapter which provides readers with an overview on the background, current status, trends and future prospects of optical payloads