Understanding Space: An Introduction to Astronautics / Edition 1

Understanding Space: An Introduction to Astronautics / Edition 1

by Jerry Sellers, Wiley J. Larson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0070570272

ISBN-13: 9780070570276

Pub. Date: 12/01/1993

Publisher: Primis Custom Publishing

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.

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780070570276
Publisher:
Primis Custom Publishing
Publication date:
12/01/1993
Series:
Space Technology Ser.
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
656
Product dimensions:
7.91(w) x 9.88(h) x 0.98(d)

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Why Space?
Space In Our Lives
Elements of a Space Mission
Chapter 2: Exploring Space
Early Space Explorers
Entering Space
Chapter 3: The Space Environment
Cosmic Perspective
The Space Environment and Spacecraft
Living and Working in Space
Chapter 4: Understanding Orbits
Orbital Motion
Newton's Laws
Laws of Conservation
The Restricted Two-Body Problem
Constants of Orbit Motion
Chapter 5: Describing Orbits
Orbital Elements
Computing Orbital Elements
Satellite Ground Tracks
Chapter 6: Maneuvering In Space
Hohmann Transfers
Plane Changes
Rendezvous
Chapter 7: Interplanetary Travel
Equation of Motion
The Patched-Conic Approximation
Gravity-Assist Trajectories
Chapter 8: Predicting Orbits
Predicting an Orbit (Kepler's Problem)
Orbit Perturbations
Predicting Orbits in the Real World
Chapter 9: Getting To Orbit
Launch Windows and Time
When and Where to Launch
What Time Is It?
Launch Velocity
Chapter 10: Returning From Space: Entry
Entry Design
Trajectory Options
(and more...)

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