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  • Introduction to Aircraft Aeroelasticity and Loadsby Jan Robert Wright; Jonathan Edward Cooper

    Wiley 2008; US$ 165.00

    Aircraft performance is influenced significantly both by aeroelastic phenomena, arising from the interaction of elastic, inertial and aerodynamic forces, and by load variations resulting from flight and ground manoeuvres and gust / turbulence encounters. There is a strong link between aeroelasticity and loads, and these topics have become increasingly... more...

  • Yearbook on Space Policy 2006/2007by European Space Policy Institute

    Springer 2008; US$ 219.00

    The Yearbook is a unique source of information on the year in space and an in-depth study of the main events and relevant trends in the various fields related to space policy. For that purpose, ten prominent researchers contribute articles to specific topics of particular relevance. In addition to those external contributions, the European Space Policy... more...

  • Living Off the Land in Spaceby Gregory L. Matloff; Les Johnson; C. Bangs

    Springer 2007; US$ 27.50

    For the next few millennia at least, the human frontier will include the solar system and the nearest stars. This book presents a visionary concept for development of space travel. It describes the enabling technology for propulsion concepts and demonstrates how mankind will 'live off the land in space' in migration from Earth. more...

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

    Wiley 2008; US$ 157.00

    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...

  • How Spacecraft Flyby Graham Swinerd

    Springer 2008; US$ 27.50

    Explains aerodynamic and astrodynamic flight without the use of mathematics for non-technical readers who are interested in spaceflight and spacecraft. This book provides the historical context upon which the developments in spaceflight have been built. more...

  • Spaceplanesby Matthew A. Bentley

    Springer 2009; US$ 34.95

    Presents a vision of the future in which space vehicles can take off from an international airport, refuel in space, and fly regularly between the Earth and the Moon. This title offers a picture of the future which explains why the Space Tourist market could become an important factor in the mid-term future development of space transportation. more...

  • Space Technologies for the Benefit of Human Society and Earthby Phillip Olla

    Springer 2009; US$ 239.00

    Offers a comprehensive review of how space technology can be used to resolve fundamental environmental, technological, and humanitarian challenges that we are experiencing on our planet. This book demonstrates to the IT and business communities how space technology can be incorporated into terrestrial IT applications to facilitate decision-making. 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...

  • Deep Space Flight and Communicationsby Claudio Maccone

    Springer 2009; US$ 189.00

    Offers a look at the ways in which it is possible to exploit the focusing effect of the Sun as a gravitational lens for scientific missions to distances of 550 AU and beyond into interstellar space. This book deals with the problems of communicating between an interstellar spaceship and the Earth, especially at very high speeds. more...

  • The Cambridge Aerospace Dictionaryby Bill Gunston

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 46.00

    The Cambridge Aerospace Dictionary, first published in 2009, is scholarly, accessible and essential reading for those interested in flight and the aerospace industry. more...