Space Systems Failures: Disasters and Rescues of Satellites, Rocket and Space Probes / Edition 1

Space Systems Failures: Disasters and Rescues of Satellites, Rocket and Space Probes / Edition 1

by David M. Harland, David Shayler, Ralph D. Lorenz, Ralph Lorenz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0387215190

ISBN-13: 9780387215198

Pub. Date: 05/01/2005

Publisher: Springer New York

The very first book on space systems failures written from an engineering perspective.

Focuses on the causes of the failures and discusses how the engineering knowledge base has been enhanced by the lessons learned.

Discusses non-fatal anomalies which do not affect the ultimate success of a mission, but which are failures nevertheless.

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The very first book on space systems failures written from an engineering perspective.

Focuses on the causes of the failures and discusses how the engineering knowledge base has been enhanced by the lessons learned.

Discusses non-fatal anomalies which do not affect the ultimate success of a mission, but which are failures nevertheless.

Describes engineering aspects of the spacecraft, making this a valuable complementary reference work to conventional engineering texts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387215198
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
05/01/2005
Series:
Springer Praxis Books / Space Exploration Series
Edition description:
2005
Pages:
370
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Launch vehicles.- The missiles.- The Shuttle.- Back to expendables.- Heavyweights.- Lightweights.- Boom and bust.- The Chinese experience.- The current crop.- Satellites and space probes.- Failure and redundancy.- Propulsion system failures.- Attitude control system failures.- Electrical failures.- Environmental failures.- Structural failures.- Failures on the ground.- Operator and software errors.- Conclusions.

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