Fast Solar Sailing: Astrodynamics of Special Sailcraft Trajectories

Fast Solar Sailing: Astrodynamics of Special Sailcraft Trajectories

by Giovanni Vulpetti

Paperback(2013)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789401781961
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 09/21/2014
Series: Space Technology Library , #30
Edition description: 2013
Pages: 410
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.04(d)

Table of Contents

Part I A Review of Rocket Spacecraft Trajectories.- 1 Some General Rocket Features.- Part II Sailing in Space Environment.- 2 The Sun as Power Source for Spaceflight.- 3 Sailcraft Concepts.- 4 Solar Sails in Interplanetary Environment.- Part III Sailcraft Trajectories.- 5 Fundamentals of Sailcraft Trajectory.- 6 Modeling Light-Induced Thrust.- 7 The Theory of Fast Solar Sailing.- Part IV Advanced Aspects.- 8 Approach to SPS Trajectory Optimization.- 9 Advanced Features in Solar-Photon Sailing.- References.- Index.

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