Non-Rocket Space Launch and Flight

Non-Rocket Space Launch and Flight

by Alexander Bolonkin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0080447317

ISBN-13: 9780080447315

Pub. Date: 06/28/2006

Publisher: Elsevier Science

In recent years scientists have investigated a series of new methods for non-rocket space launch, which promise to revolutionize space launches and flight. Particularly in the current political climate new, cheaper, and more ‘fuel efficient’ methods are being investigated. Such new methods include the gas tube method, cable accelerators, tether launch

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In recent years scientists have investigated a series of new methods for non-rocket space launch, which promise to revolutionize space launches and flight. Particularly in the current political climate new, cheaper, and more ‘fuel efficient’ methods are being investigated. Such new methods include the gas tube method, cable accelerators, tether launch systems, space elevators, solar and magnetic sails, circle launcher space keepers and more.

The author brings a vast amount of experience to the topic, having worked as a engineer, designer, project director and researcher at key institutes including NASA and the US Air Force.

• Explores all the new non-rocket space launch methods, and compares them with each other and traditional rockets.
• Investigates the unifying principles of the different systems and shows how to select the best design suited to the mission.
• Author brings together technical and theoretical expertise from both industry and academia

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780080447315
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
06/28/2006
Pages:
488
Product dimensions:
1.06(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

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