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1 Cavallaro, Umberto Women Spacefarers I10447 2017 eBook  
2 Boguslavskiy, Josif A Dynamic Systems Models I10444 2016 eBook  
3 von Ehrenfried, Manfred "Dutch" Exploring the Martian Moons I10425 2017 eBook  
4 Yu, Yang Orbital Dynamics in the Gravitational Field of Small Bodies I10386 2016 eBook  
5 Burgess, Colin Interkosmos I10376 2016 eBook  
6 von Ehrenfried, Manfred "Dutch" The Birth of NASA I10374 2016 eBook  
7 Burgess, Colin Faith 7 I10349 2016 eBook  
8 Shayler, David J Assembling and Supplying the ISS I10348 2017 eBook  
9 Armstrong, Rachel Star Ark I10347 2017 eBook  
10 Sivolella, Davide The Space Shuttle Program I10346 2017 eBook  
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TitleWomen Spacefarers : Sixty Different Paths to Space
Author(s)Cavallaro, Umberto
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2017.
DescriptionXXXI, 403 p. 177 illus : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book tells the fascinating stories of the valiant women who broke down barriers to join the space program. Beginning with the orbital flight of USSR cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova in 1963, they became players in the greatest adventure of our time. The author contextualizes their accomplishments in light of the political and cultural climate, from the Cold War in the background to the changing status of women in society at large, during the Seventies. The book includes the biographies of, and in some cases interviews with, the sixty women who flew in space in the first half century of space history. It reports their achievements and some little known details. The result is a gallery of pioneering women who reached for the stars: women who, with exceptional skill, hard work, and dedication, reached impressive careers as accomplished pilots, researchers, and engineers; many are now in high level managerial positions both at NASA or in public and private organizations, and all left a legacy of strength
ISBN,Price9783319340487
Keyword(s)1. Aerospace engineering 2. Aerospace Technology and Astronautics 3. ASTRONAUTICS 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. Gender Studies 7. History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics 8. PHYSICS 9. Popular Science in Technology 10. Sociology 11. SPACE SCIENCES 12. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics) 13. TECHNOLOGY
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TitleDynamic Systems Models : New Methods of Parameter and State Estimation
Author(s)Boguslavskiy, Josif A;Borodovsky, Mark
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2016.
DescriptionXX, 201 p : online resource
Abstract NoteThis monograph is an exposition of a novel method for solving inverse problems, a method of parameter estimation for time series data collected from simulations of real experiments. These time series might be generated by measuring the dynamics of aircraft in flight, by the function of a hidden Markov model used in bioinformatics or speech recognition or when analyzing the dynamics of asset pricing provided by the nonlinear models of financial mathematics. Dynamic Systems Models demonstrates the use of algorithms based on polynomial approximation which have weaker requirements than already-popular iterative methods. Specifically, they do not require a first approximation of a root vector and they allow non-differentiable elements in the vector functions being approximated. The text covers all the points necessary for the understanding and use of polynomial approximation from the mathematical fundamentals, through algorithm development to the application of the method in, for instance, aeroplane flight dynamics or biological sequence analysis. The technical material is illustrated by the use of worked examples and methods for training the algorithms are included. Dynamic Systems Models provides researchers in aerospatial engineering, bioinformatics and financial mathematics (as well as computer scientists interested in any of these fields) with a reliable and effective numerical method for nonlinear estimation and solving boundary problems when carrying out control design. It will also be of interest to academic researchers studying inverse problems and their solution
ISBN,Price9783319040363
Keyword(s)1. Aerospace engineering 2. Aerospace Technology and Astronautics 3. Applications of Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos Theory 4. ASTRONAUTICS 5. EBOOK 6. EBOOK - SPRINGER 7. Economics, Mathematical?? 8. IMAGE PROCESSING 9. Mathematical Modeling and Industrial Mathematics 10. MATHEMATICAL MODELS 11. Quantitative Finance 12. SIGNAL PROCESSING 13. Signal, Image and Speech Processing 14. Speech processing systems 15. STATISTICAL PHYSICS
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TitleExploring the Martian Moons : A Human Mission to Deimos and Phobos
Author(s)von Ehrenfried, Manfred "Dutch"
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2017.
DescriptionXVI, 255 p. 126 illus., 123 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book explores the once popular idea of 'Flexible Path' in terms of Mars, a strategy that would focus on a manned orbital mission to Mars's moons rather than the more risky, expensive and time-consuming trip to land humans on the Martian surface. While currently still not the most popular idea, this mission would take advantage of the operational, scientific and engineering lessons to be learned from going to Mars's moons first. Unlike a trip to the planet's surface, an orbital mission avoids the dangers of the deep gravity well of Mars and a very long stay on the surface. This is analogous to Apollo 8 and 10, which preceded the landing on the Moon of Apollo 11. Furthermore, a Mars orbital mission could be achieved at least five years, possibly 10 before a landing mission. Nor would an orbital mission require all of the extra vehicles, equipment and supplies needed for a landing and a stay on the planet for over a year. The cost difference between the two types of missions is in the order of tens of billions of dollars. An orbital mission to Deimos and Phobos would provide an early opportunity to acquire scientific knowledge of the moons and Mars as well, since some of the regolith is presumed to be soil ejected from Mars. It may also offer the opportunity to deploy scientific instruments on the moons which would aid subsequent missions. It would provide early operational experience in the Mars environment without the risk of a landing. The author convincingly argues this experience would enhance the probability of a safe and successful Mars landing by NASA at a later date, and lays out the best way to approach an orbital mission in great detail. Combining path-breaking science with achievable goals on a fast timetable, this approach is the best of both worlds--and our best path to reaching Mars safely in the future
ISBN,Price9783319527000
Keyword(s)1. Aerospace engineering 2. Aerospace Technology and Astronautics 3. ASTRONAUTICS 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. Popular Science in Technology 7. SPACE SCIENCES 8. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics) 9. TECHNOLOGY
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TitleOrbital Dynamics in the Gravitational Field of Small Bodies
Author(s)Yu, Yang
PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2016.
DescriptionXVIII, 123 p. 49 illus., 17 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis prizewinning PhD thesis presents a general discussion of the orbital motion close to solar system small bodies (SSSBs), which induce non-central asymmetric gravitational fields in their neighborhoods. It introduces the methods of qualitative theory in nonlinear dynamics to the study of local/global behaviors around SSSBs. Detailed mechanical models are employed throughout this dissertation, and specific numeric techniques are developed to compensate for the difficulties of directly analyzing. Applying this method, several target systems, like asteroid 216 Kleopatra, are explored in great detail, and the results prove to be both revealing and pervasive for a large group of SSSBs.
ISBN,Price9783662526934
Keyword(s)1. Aerospace engineering 2. Aerospace Technology and Astronautics 3. Applications of Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos Theory 4. ASTRONAUTICS 5. ASTROPHYSICS 6. Astrophysics and Astroparticles 7. CLASSICAL MECHANICS 8. COMPUTER SIMULATION 9. Dynamical Systems and Ergodic Theory 10. DYNAMICS 11. EBOOK 12. EBOOK - SPRINGER 13. ERGODIC THEORY 14. MECHANICS 15. Simulation and Modeling 16. STATISTICAL PHYSICS
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TitleInterkosmos : The Eastern Bloc's Early Space Program
Author(s)Burgess, Colin;Vis, Bert
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2016.
DescriptionXIII, 321 p. 257 illus., 147 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book focuses on the Interkosmos program, which??was formed in 1967, marking a fundamentally new era of cooperation by socialist countries, led by the??Soviet Union,??in the study and exploration of space. The??chapters shed light on the space program that was at that time a prime outlet for??the Soviet Union's aims at becoming a world power. Interkosmos??was a highly publicized Russian space program??that rapidly became a significant propaganda tool for the Soviet??Union in the waning years of communism. Billed as an international?????research-cosmonaut??? imperative, it was also a high-profile means of??displaying solidarity with the nine participating Eastern bloc countries.??Those countries contributed pilots who were trained in Moscow for??week-long ???guest??? missions on orbiting Salyut stations. They did a little??subsidiary science and were permitted only the most basic mechanical??maneuvers. In this enthralling new book, and following extensive international??research, the authors fully explore the background, accomplishments??and political legacy of the Interkosmos program. Through personal and??often highly revealing interviews with many of the participants they??relate the very human story behind this extraordinary but controversial??space venture
ISBN,Price9783319241630
Keyword(s)1. Aerospace engineering 2. Aerospace Technology and Astronautics 3. ASTRONAUTICS 4. ASTRONOMY 5. EBOOK 6. EBOOK - SPRINGER 7. HISTORY 8. HISTORY OF SCIENCE 9. Popular Science in Astronomy 10. SPACE SCIENCES 11. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics)
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TitleThe Birth of NASA : The Work of the Space Task Group, America's First True Space Pioneers
Author(s)von Ehrenfried, Manfred "Dutch"
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2016.
DescriptionXV, 358 p. 157 illus., 48 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis is the story of the work of the original NASA space pioneers; men and women who were suddenly organized in 1958 from the then National Advisory Committee on Aeronautics (NACA) into the Space Task Group. A relatively small group, they developed the initial mission concept plans and procedures for the U. S. space program. Then they boldly built hardware and facilities to accomplish those missions. The group existed only three years before they were transferred to the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston, Texas, in 1962, but their organization left a large mark on what would follow. Von Ehrenfried's personal experience with the STG at Langley uniquely positions him to describe the way the group was structured and how it reacted to the new demands of a post-Sputnik era. He artfully analyzes how the growing space program was managed and what techniques enabled it to develop so quickly from an operations perspective. The result is a fascinating window into history, amply backed up by first person documentation and interviews
ISBN,Price9783319284286
Keyword(s)1. Aerospace engineering 2. Aerospace Technology and Astronautics 3. ASTRONAUTICS 4. ASTRONOMY 5. EBOOK 6. EBOOK - SPRINGER 7. HISTORY 8. HISTORY OF SCIENCE 9. Popular Science in Astronomy 10. SPACE SCIENCES 11. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics)
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TitleFaith 7 : L. Gordon Cooper, Jr., and the Final Mercury Mission
Author(s)Burgess, Colin
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Praxis 2. Springer International Publishing, 2016.
DescriptionXVIII, 291 p. 244 illus., 88 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book celebrates the final spaceflight in the Mercury series, flown by NASA astronaut Gordon Cooper, who led an adventurous life in the cockpit of airplanes and spacecraft alike, and on his Mercury mission he became the last American ever to rocket into space alone. He flew in the Mercury and Gemini programs and served as head of flight crew operations in both the Apollo and Skylab programs. His final Mercury mission closed out a pivotal chapter in American spaceflight. Based on extensive research and first-person interviews, this is a complete history of the Faith 7 flight and its astronaut. Cooper later gained notoriety following the release of the movie, The Right Stuff, in which he was depicted by Dennis Quaid, but Burgess discovers there was even more drama to his story. This recounting of the final Mercury 7 flight completes Burgess's investigation of the early spaceflight program in thrilling fashion
ISBN,Price9783319305639
Keyword(s)1. Aerospace engineering 2. Aerospace Technology and Astronautics 3. ASTRONAUTICS 4. ASTRONOMY 5. EBOOK 6. EBOOK - SPRINGER 7. HISTORY 8. HISTORY OF SCIENCE 9. Popular Science in Astronomy 10. SPACE SCIENCES 11. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics)
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TitleAssembling and Supplying the ISS : The Space Shuttle Fulfills Its Mission
Author(s)Shayler, David J
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2017.
DescriptionXIX, 350 p. 141 illus., 140 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThe 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 the primary scientific research facility in Earth orbit. Fulfilling an objective it had been designed to complete decades before, 37 Shuttle missions carried the majority of the hardware needed to build the ISS and then acted as a ferry and supply train for early resident crews to the station. Building upon the decades of development and experience described in the companion volume Linking the Space Shuttle and Space Stations: Early Docking Technologies from Concept to Implementation, this book explores ??? a purpose-built hardware processing facility ??? challenging spacewalking objectives ??? extensive robotic operations ??? undocking a unmanned orbiter The experience and expertise gained through these missions allows space planners to improve space construction skills in advance of even more ambitious plans in the future.
ISBN,Price9783319404431
Keyword(s)1. Aerospace engineering 2. Aerospace Technology and Astronautics 3. ASTRONAUTICS 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. ENGINEERING DESIGN 7. Popular Science in Technology 8. SPACE SCIENCES 9. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics) 10. TECHNOLOGY
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TitleStar Ark : A Living, Self-Sustaining Spaceship
Author(s)Armstrong, Rachel
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2017.
DescriptionXXII, 492 p. 127 illus., 107 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteAs space ventures have become more numerous, leading scientists and theorists have offered ways of building a living habitat in a hostile environment, taking an ???ecosystems??? view of space colonization. The contributors to this volume take a radical multi-disciplinary view of the challenge of human space colonization through the ongoing project Persephone. This book fundamentally challenges prevalent ideas about sustainability and proposes a new approach to resource austerity and conservation and providing truly sustainable approaches that are life-promoting. Readers will learn the details of the plans for Persephone ??? a real project that is part of the company Icarus Interstellar???s plans for the design and engineering of a living interior on a worldship to be constructed in Earth???s orbit within 100 years. Although the timeframe itself is only an estimate, since it is contingent on many significant developments, including funding and technological advances, the industry consensus is that within 100 years we will see manned space exploration beyond our solar system. This notion is shared by organizations such as the Initiative for Interstellar Studies and the DARPA-funded 100-year starship project. This book specifically develops the principles for the construction of a living habitat within a worldship ??? a multi-generational starship that contains its own world that supports colonists as it travels across great distances between stars at a speed much slower than light. Far from being a sterile industrial setup, such as the ISS, or even being a bucolic suburbia as proposed by Gerard O???Neill in the 1970s, this worldship will provide the pre-conditions for sustaining life beyond Earth???s environment, which may also lead to the evolution of non-terrestrial ecologies. Drawing on the principles of ecopoiesis and insights offered by the Biosphere 2 experiment that demonstrated what we have to learn about ecosystem construction, this book proposes first designing the soils of such a space. It should then be possible to set up the conditions that a first generation of colonists may experience in leaving our solar system to find new worlds to settle - perhaps in spreading life throughout the universe. Although the book takes a unique view of ecology and sustainability within the setting of a traveling starship it is equally concerned with the human experience on artificial worlds. Chapters come from a range of multi disciplinary thinkers who shed light on the brave new future ahead from different angles
ISBN,Price9783319310428
Keyword(s)1. Aerospace engineering 2. Aerospace Technology and Astronautics 3. ASTRONAUTICS 4. ASTRONOMY 5. Design 6. Design, general 7. EBOOK 8. EBOOK - SPRINGER 9. Popular Science in Astronomy 10. SPACE SCIENCES 11. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics)
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TitleThe Space Shuttle Program : Technologies and Accomplishments
Author(s)Sivolella, Davide
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2017.
DescriptionIX, 360 p. 153 illus., 59 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book tells the story of the Space Shuttle in its many different roles as orbital launch platform, orbital workshop, and science and technology laboratory. It focuses on the technology designed and developed to support the missions of the Space Shuttle program. Each mission is examined, from both the technical and managerial viewpoints. Although outwardly identical, the capabilities of the orbiters in the late years of the program were quite different from those in 1981. Sivolella traces the various improvements and modifications made to the shuttle over the years as part of each mission story. Technically accurate but with a pleasing narrative style and simple explanations of complex engineering concepts, the book provides details of many lesser known concepts, some developed but never flown, and commemorates the ingenuity of NASA and its partners in making each Space Shuttle mission push the boundaries of what we can accomplish in space. Using press kits, original papers, newspaper and magazine articles, memoirs and interviews, this book provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive account available of the shuttle???s many missions and will refocus interest on a remarkable flying machine and space program that is often pushed to the background.
ISBN,Price9783319549460
Keyword(s)1. Aerospace engineering 2. Aerospace Technology and Astronautics 3. ASTRONAUTICS 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. ENGINEERING DESIGN 7. Popular Science, general 8. Popular works
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