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1 Graham Swinerd How spacecraft fly I01580 2008 eBook  
2 David M. Harlan Paving the way for Apollo 11 I01143 2009 eBook  
3 Kevin Nolan Mars I00873 2008 eBook  
4 David M. Harland Space systems failures I00556 2005 eBook  
5 David J. Shayler Marswalk One I00549 2005 eBook  
6 Brian Harvey Russian planetary exploration I00107 2007 eBook  
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TitleHow spacecraft fly : spaceflight without formulae
Author(s)Graham Swinerd
PublicationNew York, 1. Copernicus Books 2. In Association with Praxis Pub, 2008.
Description1 online resource (xii, 268 p., [8] p. of plates) : ill. (some col.), map
Abstract Note"About half a century ago a small satellite, Sputnik 1, was launched. The satellite did very little other than to transmit a radio signal to announce its presence in orbit. However, this humble beginning heralded the dawn of the Space Age. Today literally thousands of robotic spacecraft have been launched, many of which have flown to far-flung regions of the Solar System carrying with them the human spirit of scientific discovery and exploration. Numerous other satellites have been launched in orbit around the Earth providing services that support our technological society on the ground." "How Spacecraft Fly: Spaceflight Without Formulae by Graham Swinerd focuses on how these spacecraft work. The book opens with a historical perspective of how we have come to understand our Solar System and the Universe. It then progresses through orbital flight, rocket science, the hostile environment within which spacecraft operate, and how they are designed. The concluding chapters give a glimpse of what the 21st century may hold in terms of human exploration of the Solar System and more futuristic propulsion technologies for interstellar travel." "Graham Swinerd invites you to understand "how spacecraft fly," while becoming a convincing rocket scientist along the way!"--Jacket
Contents NoteA brief history of space -- Basic orbits -- Real orbits -- Beyond circles and ellipses -- Getting to orbit -- Something about environment -- Spacecraft design -- Subsystem design : I like your attitude -- More subsystem design -- Space in the 21st century -- Space : the final frontier?
NotesIncludes index
Keyword(s)1. ASTRONAUTICS 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. ENGINEERING 5. Flugsteuerung 6. Raumfahrzeug 7. Space flight
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TitlePaving the way for Apollo 11
Author(s)David M. Harlan
PublicationBerlin, 1. In Association with Praxis Pub 2. Springer, 2009.
Description1 online resource (xxiv, 472 p.) : ill., maps
NotesIncludes index
Keyword(s)1. EBOOK 2. EBOOK - SPRINGER 3. Space flight to the moon
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TitleMars : a cosmic stepping stone : uncovering humanity's cosmic context
Author(s)Kevin Nolan
PublicationNew York, 1. Copernicus Books 2. In Association with Praxis Pub, 2008.
Description1 online resource (xxii, 379 p., [32] p. of plates) : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.)
Abstract NoteThe questions of our origin and cosmic abundance of life are among the compelling facing humanity. For all of the difficulties facing us however, the planet Mars may act as a cosmic stepping stone in uncovering the answers. This book examines these issues in one of the comprehensive treatments about Mars and our legacy of engagement with it
Contents NoteLife in the universe -- The origin of life on Earth -- From antiquity to the canals -- Viking -- The legacy of Viking -- Mars : a cosmic stepping stone -- A grand plan -- The search for life : a planetary perspective -- The search for life : water and the atmosphere -- The search for life : past and present -- A global strategy -- Global programs -- First steps : Pathfinder -- Mars reconnaissance -- Spirit and Opportunity -- A paradigm shift -- Next steps -- Because it's there -- Planetary protection -- A human mission to Mars -- Our life in the universe
NotesIncludes bibliographical references (p. [359]-362) and index
Keyword(s)1. Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. LIFE ON OTHER PLANETS 5. Popular Science in Astronomy 6. Space Exploration and Astronautics
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TitleSpace systems failures : disasters and rescues of satellites, rockets and space probes
Author(s)David M. Harland;Ralph D. Lorenz
PublicationBerlin, 1. In Association with Praxis Pub 2. Springer, 2005.
Description1 online resource (xvi, 368 p.) : ill
Abstract Note"In Space Systems Failures David Harland and Ralph Lorenz review the causes of failures and how the engineering knowledge base has been enhanced by the lessons learned. The tales they all provide a valuable insight into the trials and tribulations of exploration and exploitation of the high frontier."--Jacket
NotesIncludes bibliographical references and index
Keyword(s)1. AERONAUTICS 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. Space vehicle 5. Space vehicles
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TitleMarswalk One : first steps on a new planet
Author(s)David J. Shayler;Andrew Salmon;Michael D. Shayler
PublicationBerlin, 1. In Association with Praxis Pub 2. Springer, 2005.
Description1 online resource (xxvii, 244 p.) : ill
Abstract Note"Using analysis from previous human and automated space programs, the authors provide a credible scenario of the first human landing on the Red Planet. This unique book will help everyone interested in the space program to understand the clear benefits of sending a human crew to the surface of Mars. Sustained long-term public and political support for the program is a challenge to be faced and met."--Jacket
Contents NoteNote continued
NotesIncludes bibliographical references (p. [237]-239) and index
Keyword(s)1. EBOOK 2. EBOOK - SPRINGER 3. Space flight to Mars 4. TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
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TitleRussian planetary exploration : history, development, legacy, prospects
Author(s)Brian Harvey
PublicationBerlin, 1. In Association with Praxis Pub 2. Springer, 2007.
Description1 online resource (xxi, 351 p.) : ill., map, ports
Abstract Note"This book assesses the scientific haul of data from the Venus and Mars missions and examines the engineering techniques and the science packages used, as well as the difficulties which ruined several missions. The book is illustrated with photographs taken by Soviet Venus and Mars probes, and with material from the program that has only come to light in recent years, such as pictures of the spacecraft, diagrams of the flight paths and landing techniques and maps of the landing sites."--Jacket
NotesIncludes bibliographical references (p. [339]-345) and index
Keyword(s)1. ASTRONAUTICS 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. ENGINEERING 5. INTERPLANETARY VOYAGES 6. PLANETS 7. Space flight to Mars 8. Space flight to Venus 9. Space flights
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