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  • Space Shuttle Challengerby Ben Evans

    Springer 2007; US$ 39.95

    Explores the design, development, construction and preparation of space shuttle Challenger for missions. This book recounts Challenger's missions from the points of view of the astronauts, engineers and scientists who flew her and the managers, technicians and ground personnel who designed her. It contains interviews, stories and anecdotes. more...

  • Principles of Space-Time Adaptive Processing, 3rd Editionby Richard Klemm

    The Institution of Engineering and Technology 1753; US$ 149.00

    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 included and make this book the definitive... more...

  • Spacecraft Technologyby Mark Williamson

    The Institution of Engineering and Technology 1753; US$ 93.00

    Spacecraft Technology: The Early Years charts the early Space Age, including the launch of the first satellites and the landing of man on the Moon. This period of technological development, between the late 1950s and the early 1970s, is one of the most important we have ever known. It is the period in which we learned how to leave our home planet... more...

  • On Integrating Unmanned Aircraft Systems into the National Airspace Systemby Konstantinos Dalamagkidis; Kimon P. Valavanis

    Springer 2008; US$ 89.95

    Commercial interest for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) has seen a steady increase over the last decade. Nevertheless, UAS operations have remained almost exclusively military. This is mainly due to the lack of a regulatory framework that allows only limited public and civil UAS operations with usually crippling restrictions. Although efforts from... 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...