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  • How Apollo Flew to the Moonby W. David Woods

    Springer New York 2008; US$ 29.95

    Between 1968 and 1972, twenty four daring men journeyed from Earth to the Moon. This fascinating book traces the engineering history of the project, detailing each step ? a unique approach. more...

  • Modern Missile Guidanceby Rafael Yanushevsky

    CRC Press 2007; US$ 220.00

    Written by an expert with more than 30 years of experience, Modern Missile Guidance contains new analytical results, obtained by the author, that can be used for analysis and design of missile guidance and control systems. This book covers not just new methods nor is it merely a compilation of older methods, although it includes both. The book discusses,... more...

  • Rocketeersby Michael Belfiore

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 14.99

    ?That this story is still unfolding makes it especially exciting to read. These men are still in their workshops, tinkering their way into orbit.? ?David Gelles, FORBES On June 21, 2004, SpaceShipOne , built by aircraft designer Burt Rutan, entered space and ushered in the commercial space age. Investment capital began to pour into the new commercial... more...

  • Principles of Space-Time Adaptive Processingby Richard Klemm

    The Institution of Engineering and Technology 2006; US$ 164.00

    This book presents a systematic introduction to airborne MTI (moving target indication) system design for use in the fields of earth observation, surveillance and reconnaissance, with particular regard to the suppression of clutter returns. New developments in the field and special aspects of airborne MTI radar are also covered. more...

  • Spacecraft Technologyby Mark Williamson

    The Institution of Engineering and Technology 2006; US$ 104.00

    This book charts the fascinating story of the early Space Age, encompassing the launch of the first satellites and the landing of men on the Moon. While concentrating on the most significant technology developments, it places them in the context of historical events, specific missions and the individuals that made it all happen. more...

  • Fundamentals of Electric Propulsionby Dan M. Goebel; Ira Katz

    Wiley 2008; US$ 167.00

    Throughout most of the twentieth century, electric propulsion was considered the technology of the future. Now, the future has arrived. This important new book explains the fundamentals of electric propulsion for spacecraft and describes in detail the physics and characteristics of the two major electric thrusters in use today, ion and Hall thrusters.... more...

  • Safety Design for Space Systemsby Gary E. Musgrave Ph.D; Axel Larsen; Tommaso Sgobba

    Elsevier Science 2009; US$ 230.00

    Progress in space safety lies in the acceptance of safety design and engineering as an integral part of the design and implementation process for new space systems. Safety must be seen as the principle design driver of utmost importance from the outset of the design process, which is only achieved through a culture change that moves all stakeholders... more...

  • Humans in Outer Space - Interdisciplinary Odysseysby Agnieszka Lukaszczyk; Luca Codignola-Bo; Nicolas Peter; Kai-Uwe Schrogl

    Springer Vienna 2009; Not Available

    In this book, scholars from the hard sciences, social sciences and humanities address how, why, and with what goals humans explore space. The articles also probe the implications of potentially discovering extraterrestrial life. more...

  • Threats, Risks and Sustainability - Answers by Spaceby Kai-Uwe Schrogl; Charlotte Mathieu; Agnieszka Lukaszczyk

    Springer Vienna 2009; Not Available

    This book combines approaches from various disciplines to examine threats and risks to human development as well as sustainability. It analyzes what could be the contribution of space tools to predict, manage and mitigate those threats. more...

  • Nonlinear Cosmic Ray Diffusion Theoriesby Andreas Shalchi

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009; US$ 189.00

    This book deals with the physics of cosmic ray diffusion theory, focusing on the physics of nonlinear transport of cosmic rays through turbulent interplanetary or interstellar plasma. The author proposes future research that could advance the field. more...