ISBN-10:
0070570272
ISBN-13:
9780070570276
Pub. Date:
12/01/1993
Publisher:
Primis Custom Publishing
Understanding Space: An Introduction to Astronautics / Edition 1

Understanding Space: An Introduction to Astronautics / Edition 1

by Jerry Sellers, Wiley J. Larson

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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)

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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