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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...

  • The Story of Manned Space Stationsby Philip Baker

    Springer 2007; US$ 32.95

    Charts the history of manned space stations from the beginning in a chronological order. This book tells the story of the two major space powers starting out on their separate programs, but slowly coming together through ASTP, Shuttle-Mir, and the ISS. It includes interviews with the astronauts, cosmonauts, mission controllers, and others. 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...

  • Living Off the Land in Spaceby Gregory L. Matloff; Les Johnson; C. Bangs

    Springer 2007; US$ 27.50

    For the next few millennia at least, the human frontier will include the solar system and the nearest stars. This book presents a visionary concept for development of space travel. It describes the enabling technology for propulsion concepts and demonstrates how mankind will 'live off the land in space' in migration from Earth. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...