Understanding Space: An Introduction to Astronautics / Edition 1

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070570276
  • Publisher: Primis Custom Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/1/1993
  • Series: Space Technology Ser.
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 656
  • Product dimensions: 7.91 (w) x 9.88 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Why Space? 2
Ch. 2 Exploring Space 28
Ch. 3 The Space Environment 58
Ch. 4 Understanding Orbits 88
Ch. 5 Describing Orbits 138
Ch. 6 Maneuvering In Space 178
Ch. 7 Interplanetary Travel 208
Ch. 8 Predicting Orbits 246
Ch. 9 Getting To Orbit 276
Ch. 10 Returning From Space: Entry 308
Ch. 11 Payload and Spacecraft Design 344
Ch. 12 Space-Vehicle Control Systems 376
Ch. 13 Spacecraft Subsystems 416
Ch. 14 Space Transportation Systems 476
Ch. 15 Space Operations and Communication Networks 514
Ch. 16 The Business of Space 540
Appendix A Math Review 572
Appendix B Units and Constants 586
Appendix C Derivations 596
Appendix D Solar and Planetary Data 614
Appendix E Booster Systems 622
Appendix F Motion of Ballistic Vehicles 628
Appendix G Answers to Numerical Mission Problems 636
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