Solar Sailing: Technology, Dynamics and Mission Applications / Edition 1

Solar Sailing: Technology, Dynamics and Mission Applications / Edition 1

by Colin R. McInnes
     
 

ISBN-10: 3540210628

ISBN-13: 9783540210627

Pub. Date: 09/11/2008

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

Solar sailing - using the sun as a propellant - offers the possibility of low-cost long-distance missions that are impossible with conventional spacecraft. This first comprehensive book on this propulsion method provides a detailed account of solar sailing, at a high technical level, but in a way accessible to the scientifically informed layperson. Solar sail

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Overview

Solar sailing - using the sun as a propellant - offers the possibility of low-cost long-distance missions that are impossible with conventional spacecraft. This first comprehensive book on this propulsion method provides a detailed account of solar sailing, at a high technical level, but in a way accessible to the scientifically informed layperson. Solar sail orbital dynamics and solar radiation pressure form the foundations of the book, but the engineering design of solar sails is also considered, along with potential mission applications.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540210627
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
09/11/2008
Series:
Springer Praxis Books / Astronomy and Planetary Sciences Series
Edition description:
1st ed. 1999. 2nd printing 2004
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to Solar Sailing.- Solar Radiation Pressure.- Solar Sail Design.- Solar Sail Orbital Dynamics.- Non-Keplerian Orbits.- Mission Application Case Studies.- Laser-driven Light Sails.

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