International Reference Guide to Space Launch Systems

International Reference Guide to Space Launch Systems

by Steven J. Isakowitz

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International Reference Guide to Space Launch Systems by Steven J. Isakowitz

This best-selling reference guide contains the most reliable and comprehensive material on launch programs in Brazil, China, Europe, India, Israel, Japan, Russia, Ukraine, and the United States. Packed with illustrations and figures, the third edition has been extensively updated and expanded, and offers a quick and easy data retrieval source for policymakers, planners, engineers, launch buyers, and students. New Features:

  • New systems included are Angara, Beal's BA-2, Delta III and IV, H-IIA, VLS, LeoLink, Minotaur, Soyuz 2, Strela, Proton M, Atlas III and V, Dnepr, Kistler's K-1, Shtil, with details on Sea Launch using the Zenit vehicle
  • Completely updated, expanded, and standardized performance data
  • Updated flight records with added details (e.g. payload mass, delivery orbit, manifest type)
  • More detailed failure descriptions
  • Reorganized alphabetically by system (e.g., Angara, Ariane, Athena, Atlas, Beal, Delta, etc.) to reflect the international cooperation in vehicle development, marketing, and operation
  • SI units used throughout
  • New chapter on spaceports, with detailed maps.

Standard sections describe each of the launch systems in detail, including: one-page vehicle summaries, cost, availability, performance graphs for a variety of orbits, flight history and failure descriptions, vehicle design and technical data, payload accommodations, production and launch operations, and vehicle history.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781563471292
Publisher: American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics
Publication date: 01/28/1995
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 295

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Launch Vehicles Overview
  • Angara
  • Ariane
  • Athena
  • Atlas
  • BA-2
  • Delta
  • Dnepr
  • H-II and H-IIA
  • J-I
  • K-1
  • Kosmos
  • Long March
  • Minotaur
  • M-V
  • Pegasus
  • Proton
  • Rockot and Strela
  • Shavit and LeoLink
  • Shtil
  • Soyuz/Molniya
  • Space Shuttle
  • Start
  • Taurus
  • Titan
  • Tsiklon
  • VLS and VLM
  • Zenit
  • Spaceports

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