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  • 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...

  • Cooperative Path Planning of Unmanned Aerial Vehiclesby Antonios Tsourdos; Brian White; Madhavan Shanmugavel

    Wiley 2010; US$ 135.00

    An invaluable addition to the literature on UAV guidance and cooperative control, Cooperative Path Planning of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles is a dedicated, practical guide to computational path planning for UAVs. One of the key issues facing future development of UAVs is path planning: it is vital that swarm UAVs/ MAVs can cooperate together in a coordinated... 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...

  • THE SCIENTIFIC INDIANby A. P. J. ABDUL KALAM; Y. S. Rajan

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; Not Available

    Nuclear capability; self-sufficiency in food production; an array of indigenous satellites and missiles; an unmanned Moon mission?India?s achievements in the scientific domain in recent years have been spectacular. But; according to the country?s best-known scientist A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and his close associate Y.S. Rajan; we?ve only just begun. In a... 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...

  • Making Starships and Stargatesby James F. Woodward

    Springer 2012; US$ 44.95

    To create the exotic materials and technologies needed to make stargates and warp drives is the holy grail of advanced propulsion. A less ambitious, but nonetheless revolutionary, goal is finding a way to accelerate a spaceship without having to lug along a gargantuan reservoir of fuel that you blow out a tailpipe. Tethers and solar sails are conventional... more...

  • Destination Marsby Rod Pyle; Robert Manning

    Prometheus Books 2012; US$ 11.99

    In the next decade, NASA, by itself and in collaboration with the European Space Agency, is planning a minimum of four separate missions to Mars. Clearly, exciting times are ahead for Mars exploration. This is an insider?s look into the amazing projects now being developed here and abroad to visit the legendary red planet. Drawing on his contacts at... more...

  • The Soyuz Launch Vehicleby Christian Lardier; Stefan Barensky

    Springer 2013; US$ 44.95

    "The Soyuz Launch Vehicle" tells the story, for the first time in a single English-language book, of the extremely successful Soyuz launch vehicle. Built as the world’s first intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), Soyuz was adapted to launch not only Sputnik but also the first man to orbit Earth, and has been in service for over... more...