Understanding Space / Edition 3

Understanding Space / Edition 3

by Jerry Sellers, William Astore, Robert Giffen, Wiley Larson
     
 

This is an introductory text in astronautics. It contains historical background and a discussion of space missions, space environment, orbits, atmospheric entry, spacecraft design, spacecraft subsystems, and space operations. It features section reviews summarizing key concepts, terms, and equations, and is extensively illustrated with many photos, figures, and

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This is an introductory text in astronautics. It contains historical background and a discussion of space missions, space environment, orbits, atmospheric entry, spacecraft design, spacecraft subsystems, and space operations. It features section reviews summarizing key concepts, terms, and equations, and is extensively illustrated with many photos, figures, and examples

Space law, politics,and economics This is a truly user-friendly, full-color text focused on understanding concepts and practical applications but written in a down-to-earth, engaging manner that painlessly helps you understand complex topics. It is laid out with multi-color highlights for key terms and ideas, reinforced with detailed example problems, and supported by detailed section reviews summarizing key concepts, terms, and equations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780073407753
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
09/08/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
800
Sales rank:
342,454
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.32(d)

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Table of Contents

Space missions

History of space

Orbits and interplanetary trajectories

Atmospheric re-entry

Space system engineering

Spacecraft subsystems

Sapce operations and support

Economics of space

Satellite communications

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