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  • Spacecraft Sensorsby Mohamed M Abid

    Wiley 2005; US$ 145.00

    Spacecraft Sensors, the first of its kind, offers a comprehensive review of many aspects and intricacies of sensors used in the spacecraft industry.  It covers sensor development from concept, design, and cost, to building, testing, interfacing, integrating, and on-orbit operation. It is intended for the specialist or non-specialist engineer,... more...

  • Too Far From Homeby Chris Jones

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 24.95

    An incredible, true-life adventure set on the most dangerous frontier of all?outer space In the nearly forty years since Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, space travel has come to be seen as a routine enterprise?at least until the shuttle Columbia disintegrated like the Challenger before it, reminding us, once again, that the dangers are all... more...

  • PROTECTION OF MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES FROM THE SPACE ENVIRONMENTby Jacob I. Kleiman

    Springer 2006; US$ 379.00

    Covers a range of topics concerning the protection of materials and structures in space. This book discusses the effects of the aggressive Low Earth Orbit as well as the Geostationary Earth Orbit and Deep Space environments on materials and structures and the ways to predict and reduce these effects of short and long-term space missions. more...

  • Robotic Exploration of the Solar Systemby Paolo Ulivi; David M. Harland

    Springer 2007; US$ 39.95

    Presents the history of unmanned missions exploring our Solar System. This book provides technical descriptions of the spacecraft, of their mission designs and of instrumentations. It discusses scientific results, together with details of mission management. more...

  • Modern Missile Guidanceby Rafael Yanushevsky

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 210.00

    Written by an expert with more than 30 years of experience, Modern Missile Guidance contains new analytical results, obtained by the author, that can be used for analysis and design of missile guidance and control systems. This book covers not just new methods nor is it merely a compilation of older methods, although it includes both. The book discusses,... 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...

  • Introduction to Aircraft Aeroelasticity and Loadsby Jan Robert Wright; Jonathan Edward Cooper

    Wiley 2008; US$ 165.00

    Aircraft performance is influenced significantly both by aeroelastic phenomena, arising from the interaction of elastic, inertial and aerodynamic forces, and by load variations resulting from flight and ground manoeuvres and gust / turbulence encounters. There is a strong link between aeroelasticity and loads, and these topics have become increasingly... 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...

  • Animals in Spaceby Colin Burgess; Chris Dubbs

    Springer 2007; US$ 39.95

    Explains why dogs, primates, mice and other rodents were chosen and tested, at a time when dedicated scientists from both space nations - USA and Russia - were determined to establish the survivability of human subjects on both ballistic and orbital space flights. This book is intended as an account of the history of animal space flights. more...