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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2008; US$ 219.00
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...
- 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...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009; US$ 289.00
Once again comprehensive and authoritative, this second edition puts spacecraft propulsion systems in perspective, from earth orbit launchers to astronomical/space exploration vehicles. It includes new material on fusion propulsion, new figures and updates. more...
- ABC-CLIO 1997; US$ 25.00
Packed with fascinating facts and motivational activities, this book helps you create a thematic unit on rocketry. Lessons include information on the beginning of rocketry and explanations of basic scientific principles of rocket flight. Featuring scientific experiments for students, language activities-even a dramatic play (based on the science of... more...