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  • The Chemistry of Propellantsby S. S. Penner; J. Ducarme

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 93.95

    The Chemistry of Propellants is a collection of papers and comments presented at the meeting on ?The Chemistry of Propellants”, held in Paris, France on June 8-12, 1959, organized by the AGARD Combustion and Propulsion Panel. This book is organized into six parts encompassing 25 chapters that serve as an introduction to the broad and important subject... more...

  • To Reach the High Frontierby Roger D. Launius; Dennis R. Jenkins

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 70.00

    Access -- no single word better describes the primary concern of the exploration and development of space. Every participant in space activities -- civil, military, scientific, or commercial -- needs affordable, reliable, frequent, and flexible access to space. To Reach the High Frontier details the histories of the various space access vehicles... more...

  • Advances in Chemical Propulsionby Gabriel D. Roy

    CRC Press 2001; US$ 253.00

    Complex, vast, and multidisciplinary, chemical propulsion has been the subject of extensive investigation over the past few decades. Under the leadership of Gabriel Roy, this has been particularly true at the Office of Naval Research (ONR), where his team has focused on the three primary goals of combustion research: improving the efficiency, increasing... more...

  • Non-Rocket Space Launch and Flightby Alexander Bolonkin

    Elsevier Science 2010; US$ 310.00

    In recent years scientists have investigated a series of new methods for non-rocket space launch, which promise to revolutionize space launches and flight. Particularly in the current political climate new, cheaper, and more ?fuel efficient? methods are being investigated. Such new methods include the gas tube method, cable accelerators, tether launch... more...

  • The Seven Secrets of How to Think Like a Rocket Scientistby James Longuski

    Springer New York 2007; US$ 29.95

    This book explains the methods that rocket scientists use ? expressed in a way that could be applied in everyday life. It?s short and snappy and written by a rocket scientist. It is intended for general "armchair" scientists. more...

  • Rocket and Spacecraft Propulsionby Martin J. L. Turner

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006; US$ 139.00

    The revised edition of this practical, hands-on book discusses the launch vehicles in use today throughout the world, and includes the latest details on advanced systems being developed, such as electric and nuclear propulsion. The author covers the fundamentals, from the basic principles of rocket propulsion and vehicle dynamics through the theory... more...

  • Future Spacecraft Propulsion Systemsby Claudio Bruno; Bernd Chudoba

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006; US$ 219.00

    In Future Spacecraft Propulsion Systems the authors demonstrate the need to break free from the old established concepts of expendable rockets, using chemical propulsion, and to develop new breeds of launch vehicle capable of both launching payloads into orbit at dramatically reduced cost, and for sustained operations in low-Earth orbit. The next... more...

  • To a Distant Dayby Chris Gainor

    University of Nebraska Press 2008; US$ 29.95

    Chris Gainor's irresistible narrative introduces us to pioneers such as Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, Robert Goddard, and Hermann Oberth, who pointed the way to the cosmos and created the earliest wave of international enthusiasm for space exploration. It shows us German engineer Wernher von Braun creating the V-2, the first large rocket, which opened... more...

  • Rocket and Spacecraft Propulsionby Martin J. L. Turner

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2008; US$ 189.00

    The revised third edition of this eminently practical, hands-on book discusses the range of launch vehicles in use today throughout the world, and includes the very latest details of some of the advanced propulsion systems currently being developed. more...

  • Solar Sailsby Giovanni Vulpetti; Les Johnson; Gregory Matloff

    Springer New York 2009; US$ 27.50

    This fascinating book provides an accessible introduction to solar sails and details how they work and what they will be used for in the exploration of space. It also examines current plans for solar sails and how advanced technology, such as nanotechnology, might enhance their performance. more...