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Stratospheric Flight

Stratospheric Flight
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In this book, Dr. Andras Sobester reviews the past, present, and future of stratospheric flight and the science behind it. The first part of the book describes the race for stratospheric passenger travel and fatigue design and testing. It also discusses the limits of commercial long distance flight as well as stratospheric balloon flight. This is followed by an analysis of airspeed margins in stratospheric flight, flight in low density air, and jet engine operation. There are chapters on design considerations for emergency descents, unpressurized flight, gliding in the stratosphere, hypoxia, and cabin air systems, plus the short and long term health effects of stratospheric flight. Later chapters look outside the airplane, at the weather, tropical storms, temperature shears, and clear air turbulence. The author also looks ahead and considers future flight in the upper stratosphere, commercial suborbital flights, and unmanned missions to the stratosphere.
Springer; June 2011
227 pages; ISBN 9781441994585
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