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21 Seedhouse, Erik SpaceX's Dragon: America's Next Generation Spacecraft I10338 2016 eBook  
22 Seedhouse, Erik TIM PEAKE and BRITAIN'S ROAD TO SPACE I10337 2017 eBook  
23 Chang Díaz, Franklin To Mars and Beyond, Fast! I10336 2017 eBook  
24 Carroll, Michael Earths of Distant Suns I10306 2017 eBook  
25 Skokos, Charalampos (Haris) Chaos Detection and Predictability I10263 2016 eBook  
26 Chadney, Joshua Modelling the Upper Atmosphere of Gas-Giant Exoplanets Irradiated by Low-Mass Stars I10221 2017 eBook  
27 Cunningham, Clifford J Bode???s Law and the Discovery of Juno I10164 2017 eBook  
28 Li, Chunlai The Chang???E-1 Topographic Atlas of the Moon I10163 2016 eBook  
29 Wilkinson, John The Solar System in Close-Up I10140 2016 eBook  
30 Cunningham, Clifford J Studies of Pallas in the Early Nineteenth Century I10128 2017 eBook  
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TitleSpaceX's Dragon: America's Next Generation Spacecraft
Author(s)Seedhouse, Erik
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2016.
DescriptionXVII, 188 p. 78 illus., 77 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book describes Dragon V2, a futuristic vehicle that not only provides a means for NASA to transport its astronauts to the orbiting outpost but also advances SpaceX???s core objective of reusability. A direct descendant of Dragon, Dragon V2 can be retrieved, refurbished and re-launched. It is a spacecraft with the potential to completely revolutionize the economics of an industry where equipment costing hundreds of millions of dollars is routinely discarded after a single use. It was presented by SpaceX CEO Elon Musk in May 2014 as the spaceship that will carry NASA astronauts to the International Space Station as soon as 2016 SpaceX???s Dragon ??? America???s Next Generation Spacecraft describes the extraordinary feats of engineering and human achievement that have placed this revolutionary spacecraft at the forefront of the launch industry and positioned it as the precursor for ultimately transporting humans to Mars. It describes the design and development of Dragon, provides mission highlights of the first six Commercial Resupply Missions, and explains how Musk hopes to eventually colonize Mars
ISBN,Price9783319215150
Keyword(s)1. Aerospace engineering 2. Aerospace Technology and Astronautics 3. ASTRONAUTICS 4. ASTRONOMY 5. EBOOK 6. EBOOK - SPRINGER 7. Popular Science in Astronomy 8. SPACE SCIENCES 9. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics)
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TitleTIM PEAKE and BRITAIN'S ROAD TO SPACE
Author(s)Seedhouse, Erik
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2017.
DescriptionXXI, 245 p. 130 illus., 126 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book puts the reader in the flight suit of Britain???s first male astronaut, Tim Peake. It chronicles his life, along with the Principia mission and the down-to-the-last-bolt descriptions of life aboard the ISS, by way of the hurdles placed by the British government and the rigors of training at Russia???s Star City military base. In addition, this book discusses the learning curves required in astronaut and mission training and the complexity of the technologies required to launch an astronaut and keep them alive for months on end. This book underscores the fact that technology and training, unlike space, do not exist in a vacuum; complex technical systems, like the ISS, interact with the variables of human personality, and the cultural background of the astronauts.
ISBN,Price9783319579078
Keyword(s)1. ASTRONOMY 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. Europe, Eastern???History 5. Great Britain???History 6. HISTORY 7. History of Britain and Ireland 8. HISTORY OF SCIENCE 9. Popular Science in Astronomy 10. Russia???History 11. Russian, Soviet, and East European History 12. SPACE SCIENCES 13. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics)
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TitleTo Mars and Beyond, Fast! : How Plasma Propulsion Will Revolutionize Space Exploration
Author(s)Chang Díaz, Franklin;Seedhouse, Erik
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2017.
DescriptionXVI, 201 p. 74 illus., 68 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteAs advanced space propulsion moves slowly from science fiction to achievable reality, the Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket, or VASIMR, is a leading contender for making 'Mars in a month' a possibility. Developed by Ad Astra Rockets, which was founded by astronaut Franklin Chang-Diaz and backed by NASA, its first commercial tests are imminent. VASIMR heats plasma to extreme temperatures using radio waves. Strong magnetic fields then funnel this plasma out the back of the engine, creating thrust. The continuous propulsion may place long, fast interplanetary journeys within reach in the near future. While scientists dream of the possibilities of using fusion or well-controlled matter-antimatter interactions to propel spacecraft fast and far, that goal is still some way over the horizon. VASIMR provides a more attainable propulsion technology that is based on the matter-antimatter concept. The book describes a landmark technology grounded in plasma physics and offering a practical technological solution for exploring beyond low Earth orbit in the decades to come
ISBN,Price9783319229188
Keyword(s)1. Aerospace engineering 2. Aerospace Technology and Astronautics 3. ASTRONAUTICS 4. ASTRONOMY 5. EBOOK 6. EBOOK - SPRINGER 7. ENERGY SYSTEMS 8. Popular Science in Astronomy 9. SPACE SCIENCES 10. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics)
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TitleEarths of Distant Suns : How We Find Them, Communicate with Them, and Maybe Even Travel There
Author(s)Carroll, Michael
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Copernicus 2. Springer International Publishing, 2017.
DescriptionXI, 234 p. 65 illus., 62 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteBased on the latest missions results and supported by commissioned artwork, this book explores the possible lessons we may learn from exoplanets. As the number of known Earth-like objects grows significantly, the author explores what is known about the growing roster of "pale blue dots" far afield. Aided by an increased sensitivity of the existing observatories, recent discoveries by Keck, the Hubble Space Telescope, and Kepler are examined. These findings, once thought to be closer to the realm of science fiction, have fired the imaginations of the general public as well as scientists. All of us are mesmerized by the possibility of other Earth-like worlds out there. Author Michael Carroll asks the tough questions of what the expected gain is from identifying these Earth analogs spread across the Universe and the reasons for studying them. Potentially, they could teach us about our own climate and Solar System. Also explored are the more remote options of communication between or even travel to these distant yet perhaps not so dissimilar worlds
ISBN,Price9783319439648
Keyword(s)1. ASTRONOMY 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. PLANETOLOGY 5. Popular Science in Astronomy 6. SPACE SCIENCES 7. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics)
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TitleChaos Detection and Predictability
Author(s)Skokos, Charalampos (Haris);Gottwald, Georg A;Laskar, Jacques
PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2016.
DescriptionXI, 269 p. 122 illus., 44 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteDistinguishing chaoticity from regularity in deterministic dynamical systems and specifying the subspace of the phase space in which instabilities are expected to occur is of utmost importance in as disparate areas as astronomy, particle physics and climate dynamics. To address these issues there exists a plethora of methods for chaos detection and predictability. The most commonly employed technique for investigating chaotic dynamics, i.e. the computation of Lyapunov exponents, however, may suffer a number of problems and drawbacks, for example when applied to noisy experimental data. In the last two decades, several novel methods have been developed for the fast and reliable determination of the regular or chaotic nature of orbits, aimed at overcoming the shortcomings of more traditional techniques. This set of lecture notes and tutorial reviews serves as an introduction to and overview of modern chaos detection and predictability techniques for graduate students and non-specialists. The book covers theoretical and computational aspects of traditional methods to calculate Lyapunov exponents, as well as of modern techniques like the Fast (FLI), the Orthogonal (OFLI) and the Relative (RLI) Lyapunov Indicators, the Mean Exponential Growth factor of Nearby Orbits (MEGNO), the Smaller (SALI) and the Generalized (GALI) Alignment Index and the ???0-1??? test for chaos
ISBN,Price9783662484104
Keyword(s)1. Applications of Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos Theory 2. Earth System Sciences 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. Mathematical Applications in the Physical Sciences 6. Mathematical Methods in Physics 7. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS 8. Physical geography 9. PHYSICS 10. SPACE SCIENCES 11. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics) 12. STATISTICAL PHYSICS
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TitleModelling the Upper Atmosphere of Gas-Giant Exoplanets Irradiated by Low-Mass Stars
Author(s)Chadney, Joshua
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2017.
DescriptionXII, 169 p. 85 illus., 70 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis PhD thesis details the development of a new 1D ionospheric model to describe the upper atmospheres of extrasolar giant plants. The upper atmospheres of Hot Jupiters are subject to extreme radiation conditions that can result in rapid atmospheric escape. The composition and structure of these planets??? upper atmospheres are affected by high-energy emissions from the host star. The nature of these emissions depends on the stellar type and age, making them important factors in understanding the behaviour of exoplanetary atmospheres.??
ISBN,Price9783319633510
Keyword(s)1. ASTROPHYSICS 2. Astrophysics and Astroparticles 3. ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. PLANETARY SCIENCE 7. PLANETARY SCIENCES 8. SPACE SCIENCES 9. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics)
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TitleBode???s Law and the Discovery of Juno : Historical Studies in Asteroid Research
Author(s)Cunningham, Clifford J
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2017.
DescriptionXIII, 304 p. 205 illus., 39 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteJohann Bode developed a so-called law of planetary distances best known as Bode???s Law. The story of the discovery of Juno in 1804 by Karl Harding tells how Juno fit into that scheme and is examined as it relates to the philosopher Georg Hegel???s 1801 thesis that there could be no planets between Mars and Jupiter. By 1804 that gap was not only filled but had three residents: Ceres, Pallas and Juno! When Juno was discovered no one could have imagined its study would call into question Newton???s law of gravity, or be the impetus for developing the mathematics of the fast Fourier transform by Carl Gauss. Clifford Cunningham, a dedicated scholar, opens to scrutiny this critical moment of astronomical discovery, continuing the story of asteroid begun in earlier volumes of this series. The fascinating issues raised by the discovery of Juno take us on an extraordinary journey. The revelation of the existence of this new class of celestial bodies transformed our understanding of the Solar System, the implications of which are thoroughly discussed in terms of Romantic Era science, philosophy, poetry, mathematics and astronomy. The account given here is based on both English and foreign correspondence and scientific papers, most of which are translated for the first time
ISBN,Price9783319328751
Keyword(s)1. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques 2. Astronomy???Observations 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. HISTORY 6. HISTORY OF SCIENCE 7. Observations, Astronomical 8. PLANETOLOGY 9. SPACE SCIENCES 10. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics)
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TitleThe Chang???E-1 Topographic Atlas of the Moon
Author(s)Li, Chunlai;Liu, Jianjun;Mu, Lingli;Ren, Xin;Zuo, Wei
PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2016.
DescriptionIX, 238 p. 220 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis atlas is based on the lunar global Digital Elevation Models (DEM) of Chang'E-1 (CE-1), and presents CCD stereo image data with digital photogrammetry. The spatial resolution of the DEM in this atlas is 500m, with horizontal accuracy of 192m and vertical accuracy of 120m. Color-shaded relief maps with contour lines are used to show the lunar topographical characteristics. The topographical data gathered by CE-1 can provide fundamental information for the study of lunar topographical, morphological and geological structures, as well as for lunar evolution research
ISBN,Price9783662484395
Keyword(s)1. Aerospace engineering 2. Aerospace Technology and Astronautics 3. ASTRONAUTICS 4. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques 5. Astronomy???Observations 6. EBOOK 7. EBOOK - SPRINGER 8. Observations, Astronomical 9. PLANETOLOGY 10. REMOTE SENSING 11. Remote Sensing/Photogrammetry 12. SPACE SCIENCES 13. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics)
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TitleThe Solar System in Close-Up
Author(s)Wilkinson, John
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2016.
DescriptionXIV, 291 p. 131 illus., 96 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteIn response to the new information gained about the Solar System from recent space probes and space telescopes, the experienced science author Dr. John Wilkinson presents the state-of-the art knowledge on the Sun, solar system planets and small solar system objects like comets and asteroids. He also describes space missions like the New Horizon???s space probe that provided never seen before pictures of the Pluto system; the Dawn space probe, having just visited the asteroid Vesta, and the dwarf planet Ceres; and the Rosetta probe inorbit around comet 67P/Churyumov???Gerasimenko that has sent extraordinary and most exciting pictures. Those and a number of other probes are also changing our understanding of the solar system and providing a wealth of new up close photos. This book will cover all these missions and discuss observed surface features of planets and moons like their compositions, geisers, aurorae, lightning phenomena etc. Presenting the fascinating aspects of solar system astronomy this book is a complete guide to the Solar System for amateur astronomers, students, science educators and interested members of the public
ISBN,Price9783319276298
Keyword(s)1. ASTRONOMY 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. PLANETOLOGY 5. Popular Science in Astronomy 6. SPACE SCIENCES 7. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics)
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TitleStudies of Pallas in the Early Nineteenth Century : Historical Studies in Asteroid Research
Author(s)Cunningham, Clifford J
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2017.
DescriptionXIII, 477 p. 326 illus., 137 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteBased on extensive primary sources, many never previously translated into English, this is the definitive account of the discovery of Pallas as it went from being classified as a new planet to reclassification as the second of a previously unknown group of celestial objects. Cunningham, a dedicated scholar of asteroids, includes a large set of newly translated correspondence as well as the many scientific papers about Pallas in addition to sections of Schroeter's 1805 book on the subject. It was Olbers who discovered Pallas, in 1802, the second of many asteroids that would be officially identified as such. From the Gold Medal offered by the Paris Academy to solve the mystery of Pallas' gravitational perturbations to Gauss' Pallas Anagram, the asteroid remained a lingering mystery to leading thinkers of the time. Representing an intersection of science, mathematics, and philosophy, the puzzle of Pallas occupied the thoughts of an amazing panorama of intellectual giants in Europe in the early 1800s
ISBN,Price9783319328485
Keyword(s)1. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques 2. Astronomy???Observations 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. HISTORY 6. HISTORY OF SCIENCE 7. Observations, Astronomical 8. PLANETOLOGY 9. SPACE SCIENCES 10. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics)
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