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  • How Apollo Flew to the Moonby W. David Woods

    Praxis 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

    *Each Chapter contains an Introduction and References BASICS OF MISSILE GUIDANCE Guidance Process Missile Guidance Representation of Motion Line-of-Sight PARALLEL NAVIGATION Proportional Navigation: Planar Engagement Proportional Navigation: Three-dimensional Engagement Augmented Proportional Navigation Proportional Navigation as a Control... more...

  • Rocketeersby Michael Belfiore

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    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 spaceflight industry. Richard Branson's VirginGalactic will begin ferrying space tourists out of the atmosphere in 2010. Las Vegas hotelier Robert Bigelow is developing... 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...

  • Spacecraft Technologyby Mark Williamson

    The Institution of Engineering and Technology 2006; 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...

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

    Wiley 2008; US$ 162.00

    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...

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

    The Institution of Engineering and Technology 2006; 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...

  • 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...

  • Nonlinear Cosmic Ray Diffusion Theoriesby Andreas Shalchi

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009; US$ 179.00

    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...

  • Space Tethers and Space Elevatorsby Michel van Pelt

    Springer New York 2009; US$ 29.95

    Michel van Pelt explains the principle of space tethers: what they are and how they can be used in space, along with elevators. He introduces space enthusiasts to the possibilities of space tethers including the technological challenges and potential benefits. more...