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Aeronautics & Astronautics

  • Spaceport Earthby Joe Pappalardo

    Gerald Duckworth & Co 2018; US$ 12.49

    The twenty-first century space industry is changing drastically where private sector companies (e.g. Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic SpaceshipOne and Elon Musk’s SpaceX) are building a dizzying array of new space crafts and rockets, not just for government use, but for any paying customer. At the heart of this space revolution are spaceports, the... more...

  • Blast Effectsby Isabelle Sochet

    Springer International Publishing 2018; US$ 97.87

    This book compiles a variety of experimental data on blast waves. The book begins with an introductory chapter and proceeds to the topic of blast wave phenomenology, with a discussion Rankine-Hugoniot equations and the Friedlander equation, used to describe the pressure-time history of a blast wave. Additional topics include arrival time measurement,... more...

  • Use of Extraterrestrial Resources for Human Space Missions to Moon or Marsby Donald Rapp

    Springer International Publishing 2018; US$ 122.34

    This book examines the costs of implementing in situ (ISRU) resource utilization on the Moon and Mars. It Includes  three approaches for based on processing only the atmosphere: solid oxide electrolysis, reverse water gas shift reaction, and absorbing water. more...

  • India in Space: Between Utility and Geopoliticsby Marco Aliberti

    Springer International Publishing 2018; US$ 134.58

    This book presents the renewing strategic vision and progressive diversification of the Indian space programme at the nexus socio-economic development, commerce and geopolitics. It disentangles India´s evolving rationales for engaging in space from a wide range of perspectives and provides novel and in-depth assessment of the domestic, regional and... more...

  • Axial Turbine Aerodynamics for Aero-enginesby Zhengping Zou; Songtao Wang; Huoxing Liu; Weihao Zhang

    Springer Singapore 2018; US$ 255.72

    This book is a monograph on aerodynamics of aero-engine gas turbines focusing on the new progresses on flow mechanism and design methods in the recent 20 years. Starting with basic principles in aerodynamics and thermodynamics, this book systematically expounds the recent research on mechanisms of flows in axial gas turbines, including high pressure... more...

  • Building Habitats on the Moonby Haym Benaroya

    Springer International Publishing 2018; US$ 42.81

    Designing a habitat for the lunar surface? You will need to know more than structural engineering. There are the effects of meteoroids, radiation, and low gravity. Then there are the psychological and psychosocial aspects of living in close quarters, in a dangerous environment, far away from home. All these must be considered when the habitat is sized,... more...

  • Magnetic Fields in the Solar Systemby Hermann Lühr; Johannes Wicht; Stuart A. Gilder; Matthias Holschneider

    Springer International Publishing 2018; US$ 159.05

    This book addresses and reviews many of the still little understood questions related to the processes underlying planetary magnetic fields and their interaction with the solar wind. With focus on research carried out within the German Priority Program ”PlanetMag”, it also provides an overview of the most recent research in the field. Magnetic fields... more...

  • Space Resource Utilization: A View from an Emerging Space Faring Nationby Annette Froehlich

    Springer International Publishing 2018; US$ 122.34

    The book speaks to the need for a regulatory framework with regards to space resource utilization. In doing so, significant elements of the subject matter have been explored, taking into account the different phases of a space mission and the perspectives of the various actors and participants in the space arena. The book tackles the subject matter... more...

  • Embedded Platforms for UAS Landing Path and Obstacle Detectionby Umberto Papa

    Springer International Publishing 2018; US$ 94.20

    This book reports on the design and development of a system that assists remote pilots during the landing procedure. In particular, it covers a previously neglected topic, namely the search for the best pathway and landing site. It describes the system’s components, such as the ultrasonic sensor, infrared sensor and optical sensor, in detail, and discusses... more...

  • Mission Control Managementby Paul Sean Hill

    Hodder & Stoughton 2018; US$ 18.99

    Failure is always an option... For more than 50 years, NASA's Mission Control has been known for two things: perfect decision making in extreme situations and producing generations of steely-eyed missile men and women who continue that tradition. A key to that legacy of brilliant performance is a particular brand of leadership, especially at the... more...