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Aeronautics & Astronautics

  • Assembling and Supplying the ISSby David J. Shayler

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 46.69

    The creation and utilization of the International Space Station (ISS) is a milestone in space exploration. But without the Space Shuttle, it would have remained an impossible dream. Assembling and Supplying the ISS is the story of how, between 1998 and 2011, the Shuttle became the platform which enabled the construction and continued operation of... more...

  • Extrasolar Planets and Their Host Starsby Kaspar von Braun; Tabetha Boyajian

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 50.19

    This book explores the relations between physical parameters of extrasolar planets and their respective parent stars. Planetary parameters are often directly dependent upon their stellar counterparts. In addition, the star is almost always the only visible component of the system and contains most of the system mass. Consequently, the parent star heavily... more...

  • From Prognostics and Health Systems Management to Predictive Maintenance 2by Brigitte Chebel-Morello; Jean-Marc Nicod; Christophe Varnier

    Wiley 2017; US$ 125.00 US$ 112.50

    This book is the second volume in a set of books dealing with the evolution of technology, IT and organizational approaches and what this means for industrial equipment. The authors address this increasing complexity in two parts, focusing specifically on the field of Prognostics and Health Management (PHM). Having tackled the PHM cycle in the first... more...

  • Atmospheric and Space Sciences: Ionospheres and Plasma Environmentsby Erdal Yigit

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 50.19

    The SpringerBriefs on Atmospheric and Space Sciences in two volumes presents a concise and interdisciplinary introduction to the basic theory, observation & modeling of atmospheric and ionospheric coupling processes on Earth. The goal is to contribute toward bridging the gap between meteorology, aeronomy, and planetary science. In addition recent... more...

  • To Mars and Beyond, Fast!by Franklin Chang Díaz; Erik Seedhouse

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 28.34

    As advanced in-space propulsion moves from science fiction to reality, the Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket, or VASIMR® engine, is a leading contender for making 'Mars in a month' a possibility. A paradigm shift in space transportation, this book is an in-depth and compelling story co-written... more...

  • Human Factors in Multi-Crew Flight Operationsby HarryW. Orlady

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 59.95

    With the pace of ongoing technological and teamwork evolution across air transport, there has never been a greater need to master the application and effective implementation of leading edge human factors knowledge. Human Factors in Multi-Crew Flight Operations does just that. Written from the perspective of the well-informed pilot it provides a vivid,... more...

  • Al-Si Alloysby Francisco C. Robles-Hernandez; Jose Martin Herrera Ramírez; Robert Mackay

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 151.77

    This book details aluminum alloys with special focus on the aluminum silicon (Al‐Si) systems – that are the most abundant alloys second only to steel. The authors include a description of the manufacturing principles, thermodynamics, and other main characteristics of Al‐Si alloys. Principles of processing, testing, and in particular applications in... more...

  • The Telescopic Tourist's Guide to the Moonby Andrew May

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 40.85

    Whether you’re interested in visiting Apollo landing sites or the locations of classic sci-fi movies, this is the tourist guide for you! This tourist guide has a twist – it is a guide to a whole different world, which you can visit from the comfort of your backyard with the aid of nothing more sophisticated than an inexpensive telescope. It tells... more...

  • Computational Methods and Models for Transportby Pedro Diez; Pekka Neittaanmäki; Jacques Periaux; Tero Tuovinen; Olli Bräysy

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 116.74

    This volume addresses challenges and solutions in transport and mobility of people and goods with respect to environment, safety, security and socio–economics issues, exploring advanced computational research work and the latest innovations in transport. This book brings together lectures presented at the ECCOMAS Thematic CM3 Conference on Transport... more...

  • Linking the Space Shuttle and Space Stationsby David J. Shayler

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 40.85

    How could the newly authorized space shuttle help in the U.S. quest to build a large research station in Earth orbit? As a means of transporting goods, the shuttle could help supply the parts to the station. But how would the two entitles be physically linked? Docking technologies had to constantly evolve as the designs of the early space stations... more...