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Aeronautics & Astronautics

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  • Pressure and Temperature Sensitive Paintsby T. Liu; J.P. Sullivan

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 259.00

    Luminescent molecule sensors, called pressure-sensitive paint (PSP) and temperature-sensitive paint (TSP), measure factors essential for understanding the aerodynamic performance and heat transfer characteristics of flight vehicles. They provide a powerful tool for experimental aerodynamicists to obtain a deeper understanding of the rich physical phenomena... more...

  • Interplanetary Mission Analysis and Designby Stephen Kemble

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 419.00

    Describes the mission analysis and design techniques that may be applied to a range of interplanetary missions from those targeting the inner planets to those destined for the outer planets and Solar System escape trajectories. This book provides an introduction and a description of the fundamentals of interplanetary missions. more...

  • Space Technologyby Angelo

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2003; US$ 82.00

    This volume offers a comprehensive guide to the field of space technology for high school and college students, and general readers. Angelo (a retired U.S. Air Force officer) discusses civilian and military applications of space technology; profiles prominent scientists, politicians, space program a more...

  • Space Rescueby David J. Shayler

    Springer 2008; US$ 39.95

    Reviews the development of crew survival and escape methods from the earliest designs of manned spacecraft to the discussions of systems for ISS and on to the prospect of sending men and women out towards Mars. This title also reviews the numerous proposed systems of crew rescue. more...

  • Martian Outpostby Erik Seedhouse

    Springer 2009; US$ 34.95

    Offers insight into the technologies, mission architectures, medical requirements, and training needed to send humans to Mars. This book focuses on mission objectives and benefits, and the risks that are compounded when linked to an overall planet exploration program involving several expeditions and setting up a permanent presence on the surface. more...

  • Yearbook on Space Policy 2007/2008by Kai-Uwe Schrogl; Charlotte Mathieu; Nicolas Peter

    Springer 2009; US$ 219.00

    The Yearbook on Space Policy aims to be the reference publication analysing space policy developments. Each year it presents issues and trends in space policy and the space sector as a whole. Its scope is global and its perspective is European. The Yearbook also links space policy with other policy areas. It highlights specific events and issues, and... more...

  • Humans in Outer Space - Interdisciplinary Perspectivesby Ulrike Landfester; Nina-Louisa Remuss; Kai-Uwe Schrogl; Jean-Claude Worms

    Springer Fachmedien 2010; US$ 129.00

    Following the first comprehensive transdisciplinary dialogue on humans in outer space which resulted in "Humans in Outer Space - Interdisciplinary Odysseys", the European Science Foundation (ESF), the European Space Agency (ESA), and the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) have continued and deepened this transdisciplinary dialogue, which... more...

  • Field Propulsion System for Space Travelby Takaaki Musha; Yoshinari Minami

    Bentham Science Publishers 2011; US$ 25.00

    This e-book presents an overview of field propulsion systems for the use of space travel and interstellar travel. Such systems include warp drive and antigravity schemes, and rely on momentum transfer from the spacecraft to the external force field and from there to other masses in the cosmos in order to satisfy conservation of momentum. This cannot... more...

  • Space Invadersby Michel van Pelt

    Springer 2010; US$ 27.50

    Manned space programs attract the most media attention, and it is not hard to understand why: the danger, the heroism, the sheer adventure we as earthbound observers can imagine when humans are involved. But robotic missions deserve a respectful and detailed history and analysis of their own, and this book provides it. Instead of describing one specific... more...