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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...

  • Space Tethers and Space Elevatorsby Michel van Pelt

    Springer 2009; US$ 29.95

    Explains the principle of space tethers: what they are and how they can be used in space. This book shows how space tethers have already been used to stabilize spacecraft using tidal forces and to generate artificial gravity using a spinning system with a spacecraft connected to a counterweight via a cable. more...

  • Humans in Outer Spaceby Luca Codignola; Kai-Uwe Schrogl; Agnieszka Lukaszczyk; Nicolas Peter

    Springer 2009; US$ 149.00

    The space-faring nations are heading for the human exploration of the Moon, Mars and Near-Earth Objects. This book features articles that present a comprehensive analysis of how various relevant disciplines respond to the questions of how, why and with what goal humans explore outer space. more...

  • Case for Marsby Robert Zubrin

    Free Press 2011; US$ 16.99

    Since the beginning of human history Mars has been an alluring dream—the stuff of legends, gods, and mystery. The planet most like ours, it has still been thought impossible to reach, let alone explore and inhabit. Now with the advent of a revolutionary new plan, all this has changed. Leading space exploration authority Robert Zubrin has crafted a... more...

  • Aircraft Performanceby W. Austyn Mair; David L. Birdsall

    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 55.00

    Describes the principles and equations required for evaluating the performance of an aircraft. more...

  • Single Event Effects in Aerospaceby Edward Petersen

    Wiley 2011; US$ 146.00

    This book introduces the basic concepts necessary to understand Single Event phenomena which could cause random performance errors and catastrophic failures to electronics devices. As miniaturization of electronics components advances, electronics components are more susceptible in the radiation environment. The book includes a discussion of the radiation... more...

  • Fault Detection and Fault-Tolerant Control Using Sliding Modesby Halim Alwi; Christopher Edwards; Chee Pin Tan

    Springer 2011; US$ 209.00

    "Fault Detection and Fault-tolerant Control Using Sliding Modes" is the first text dedicated to showing the latest developments in the use of sliding-mode concepts for fault detection and isolation (FDI) and fault-tolerant control in dynamical engineering systems. It begins with an introduction to the basic concepts of sliding modes to provide... more...

  • The Science of Astrobiologyby Julian Chela-Flores

    Springer 2011; US$ 239.00

    Since the publication of "The New Science of Astrobiology" in the year 2001 - the first edition of the present book - two significant events have taken place raising the subject from the beginning of the present century to its present maturity. Firstly, in 2001 the Galileo Mission still had two years to complete its task, which turned out... more...

  • Mission Moonby Jeanne Perret

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; Not Available

    It is the year 1568. Emperor Akbar is on the throne and all is well in Hindustan. Or is it? Meet Ash and Tara, two feisty kids who battle the vilest villains in Akbar?s court. Devious minds are at work, planning to steal Akbar?s precious emerald dagger, which the emperor believes brings him good luck. Ash and Tara, twin brother and sister, growing... more...

  • Flight Dynamics Principlesby Michael V. Cook

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 59.95

    Flight dynamicists today need not only a thorough understanding of the classical stability and control theory of aircraft, but also a working appreciation of flight control systems and consequently a grounding in the theory of automatic control. In this text the author fulfils these requirements by developing the theory of stability and control of... more...